Gun violence is a serious issue, which causes a severe headache for most of the nations’ governments. A large number of people who died as a result of gun violence have increased across the world in recent years. In Australia, the government has tried to make a greater effort to protect its citizens and gun control is suggested as a sensible solution since the terrible shooting incident in Port Arthur. This essay will argue that there should be stricter gun control laws in Australia due to the reasons of safety and restriction on gun ownership.
To begin with, the first argument is that stricter gun laws will keep Australia safer. After a mass shooting in last decade, there are currently more demands for uniform, more effective, and tougher gun controls. The evidence of safety is from 1996 to 2010, the total number of gun deaths fell from 516 to 236 with about 55 per cent reduction (Gun policy statistic, 2011). In addition, Australia is considered one of the most beautiful and safer countries in the world. It is a good destination and environment for studying and living, so this is one of the most popular reasons to explain why a large number of overseas people and tourists all over the world come to Australia for travelling every year. In fact, “the benefits of the tourism industry are significant for the economic growth of all sectors within Australia. Tourism’s direct contribution to Australia’s GDP was worth $34.6 billion in 2010–11, or around 2.5% of GDP” (Tourism industry facts and figures, 2012). Therefore, it is necessary and essential to ensure legal system of Australia always work in place, especially tighter gun controls so that people come from other countries have to pay attention and obey the laws seriously. Those who object to this idea may claim that safety does not depend on strict gun control laws. As a matter of fact, it may be true that the safety does not depend completely on strict gun controls. Moreover, strict...
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