In 2000, there were 52,447 deliberate and 23,237 accidental non-fatal gunshot injuries in the United States. It is evident that gun violence is a major problem here in the US. While violence is spreading through the cities and neighborhoods of America, we need a solution that will give people the ability to protect themselves, while not putting more people in danger. So I’m suggesting a solution that I heard from one of Chris Rock’s standup shows. Instead of gun control, we institute bullet control. By making bullets $5000 dollars each, there will be no more innocent bystanders being shot. This will also eliminate killings that are done on the spur of the moment. People will not want to “waste” a bullet if its $5000. Every shot they take will have to have meaning behind it. This idea will lower not only murder rate but robberies as well. Who is going to rob a 7-11 for $200 if they might have to use a $5000 bullet? Guns will only be used on high dollar robberies, which are usually heavily guarded and most of the time leads to being arrested. This could be the change to stop the violence in the United States. Who knew Chris Rock was such a peacemaker?

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4 responses »

  1. Tomas Smaliorius says:

    I think this idea actually has some potential. I always thought that gun control would be the answer to stopping the gun violence, but I guess bullets can work too. My only worry is that a black market for bullets would start up, but then again maybe that is not such a bad idea as it might persuade some of the drug dealers to leave their “cheaper” industry for a more expensive one (dealing bullets), therefore lowering the amount of drug deals that currently occur.

  2. Jordi says:

    It does some have some potential. Maybe not in the pricing mechanism, though. If you somehow artificially inflate the price, you will just create a black market for bullets… ruled over by gangs who vie for political control with… guns.

    But if there were some ways to technologically make it less anonymous to fire a bullet? If ammunition were controlled more, then maybe crime and accidental deaths would decrease?

  3. Marko says:

    I love Chris Rock, his sense of humor is amazing. And I actually like the idea about increasing the price of bullets. I think too many people have easy access to guns and bullets and it usually don’t end up well. If we drastically increase the price of bullets people would have less access to them because they will be unaffordable. And yes, it may create the black market for bullets, but it would only be the natural occurring. Every scarce resource creates the black market because of the potential profit associated with the risk taking.

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