Guns In The Hands Of Man

Guns in the Hands of Man
By Lovely_Sweet

Last March 2, 2000, a handgun-related violence in America has become almost numbingly routine (Sung, 2000). A first-grader in Michigan shot a six-year-old girl, and five white men were shot outside Pittsburgh by a black man in a furious rampage, over a broken door in his apartment building. Each ghastly new found of gun violence brings back memories of the killings last April 1999 at Columbine High School that left 15 students dead and made the gun-control debate a top policy concern for many people in America.

The report in ?legal gun sales report? (Butterfield, 2000) found that the five guns that moved the fastest from dealers to juveniles and young adults and ended up in crimes were all semi-automatic pistols. Mostly are the Lorcin 9 millimeter, the Smith & Wesson .40 caliber, the Bryco 9 millimeter, the Hi-Point 9 millimeter and the Glock .40 caliber.

Of the guns confiscated from juveniles and young people, 18% had been used in homicides, 18% in robberies, 28% in assaults and 31% in drug offenses, among other crimes.

About 40% of the investigated cases of trafficking involved 10 or fewer guns, the report said. But one

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