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... Gun Control Introduction Gun violence is a serious problem that affects thousands of families every year. Firearms violence is one of the country's biggest social problems and threatens to destroy American society. In 2006, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that total of 11,600 homicides were committed with firearms, claiming 68% of all homicides (Kleck, 2009: p. 1). In addition, about 100,000 to 150,000 people a year suffer non-fatal gunshot injuries (Kleck, 2009: p. 1). It is the responsibility of the governments to reduce firearms violence by developing gun control programs that make it more difficult for people to acquire and use guns. Federal, state, and local governments and...