Gun Violence in the United States


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Gun violence is a pressing issue in the United States, with mass shootings and homicides happening frequently. In 2021 alone, over 43,000 gun-related incidents occurred, resulting in more than 23,000 deaths. Experts point (1) _______ the easy access to guns as a major factor contributing to this problem. The United States has relatively permissive gun laws, making it easy for people to acquire firearms without sufficient background checks, including assault rifles. This has led to a situation where guns are readily available to those who might use them for violent purposes.

Mass shootings, which have become more common in recent years, have created fear and anxiety across the country. These shootings occur in public places such as schools and malls, (2)_______a significant toll on the mental health of Americans. Gun violence has disproportionately affected certain communities, particularly communities of color, with Black Americans being more than twice as likely to die (3)_______ gun violence than white Americans.

Attempts to address gun violence have been (4) _______with resistance from gun-rights advocates who (5)_______ that gun ownership is a fundamental right protected by the Second Amendment. However, many gun control advocates argue that common-sense measures such as background checks and restrictions on assault weapons could help reduce gun violence.

Gun violence is a complex issue with no easy solutions. Nevertheless, it is crucial to (6)_______ action to address this problem, which has had a devastating impact on communities throughout the United States.
Fuente: Wikipedia
  1. 1. point  

  2. 2.   a toll on

  3. 3. die  

  4. 4.   with

  5. 5.   that

  6. 6.   action


Practica tus habilidades de escritura debatiendo las siguientes cuestiones

  1. What is one way to limit the number of firearms in American society?

  2. Do you own any weapons? If so, why? If not, would you? Why or why not?

  3. What do you think is another way to defend one's self instead of owning a firearm?


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