4More guns translate to more homicides
The logic here is very simple compared to what is made out to be. There is a direct correlation between the number of people owning guns and the number of homicidal deaths. To put it into perspective, let us take baseball bats. There is more probability of young kids learning baseball if there are baseball bats in their homes, in their friends’ homes etc. Similarly, there is the much larger probability of people going on a killing spree if these guns are afloat in the society. There are guns in their homes, in their friends’ homes and easily available at gun shops without a trace of a background check. There have been a total of 200,000+ homicides by guns since 1999.
Guns were the 12th leading cause of all deaths ahead of diseases like Parkinson’s or deaths from fires etc. According to a 2016 study, “implementing federal universal background checks could reduce firearm deaths by a projected 56.9%; background checks for ammunition purchases could reduce deaths by a projected 80.7%, and gun identification requirements could reduce deaths by a projected 82.5%.”