Dear future President,
There are many reasons why guns can be very dangerous. In this letter I will tell you why gun control should be one of the highest priorities with three reasons. One reason for gun control is if we allow too many guns, there will also be many homicides and suicides. Also, most massacres between 1982 and 2012 used legal weapons. My third reason is that guns should only be needed for hunting or defense and some guns have no other purpose than for killing people. These are the most important reasons to why gun control is important.
My first reason is more guns result in more homicides and suicides. If someone has access to a gun, that person is more likely to kill than without a gun. This is true for both homicide and suicide. Also, depression can cause a person committing suicide to kill someone else as well.
My second reason for gun control is most massacres are caused by legal guns. Between 1982 and 2012, 49 of the 62 main shootings were caused by legal guns. Also, more than 30 of those shootings involved assault weapons. Many lives could have been saved if someone only had access to a handgun, and not an assault gun.
My third reason is that guns should only be needed for hunting or defense and some guns have no other purpose than for killing people. Guns with the ability to kill from more than one mile away are not needed in the home. Also those that can kill two people with one bullet or pierce armor are unnecessary. It just means a gun to protect yourself or for hunting. This for me is just common sense to not own a gun to kill everything.
Those are my three reasons on why we should definitely keep current and maybe add a little to our gun control laws. I hope you agree with me and enforce strict gun control. I also hope you enjoy your time in the Oval Office. Thank you for your time,