Gun Violence Increases In The United States.

There Is More To This Than Just Guns.

 According to the Pew Research Center, more Americans died in the United States of gun-related injuries in 2020 than in any other year, with 45,222 people dying from injuries from guns. People have begun to ask, “What is the cause of this increased gun violence?”

   One solution is to increase the restrictions on specific gun parts, such as banning detachable high-capacity magazines, pistol grips, and telescoping stocks. Although it initially seems like a sound solution to the issue, this does nothing to combat gun violence, as proponents of this solution are only changing the appearance of the weapon.

   These specific attributes in firearms have been found as far back as the 1950s, with the most common firearm being the M1 Carbine. It features a detachable, high-capacity magazine holding up to thirty rounds, with some also featuring a folding stock.

   Although it has the same attributes, the rate of gun violence was lower than today, with a rate of 5.1 people per 100,000 people compared to 10.1 now. There is more to this issue than just guns. Mental health plays a larger factor in the increase of gun violence, as people were isolated in 2020.