We should have stricter gun laws because there will be fewer intentional deaths. A boy named Jaime Conde went to a boot camp for kids at risk. He went there because he was failing his grades and he kept on talking back to his parents. When he was done with the program, he decided to go somewhere quiet and far away from South Gate. In June he began going to the L.A. library to focus on his writing. One day when he was going to the library a man came out and stood in front of him. In Spanish, he told him “I killed my wife”. The man was kind of staggering like he was drunk. He was just standing there. He put his hand in his pocket and at that moment Jaime knew that he had it was a gun. Jaime thought the man would shoot him so he got jumpy. He thought the man was crazy. Jaime stood in one place. The man took out his gun and put it to the side of his head, and shot himself right in front of him. This experience had been in Jaime’s mind forever. They never knew why the man had a gun but if the laws were stricter that man may not have been dead. On April 20, 1999, 2 teens named Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, went on a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. They killed 13 people and wounded more than 20 people before shooting themselves, committing suicide. This crime was the worst High school shooting in the history of U.S. The only reason they went on the shooting spree was because they were bullied and they were in a group of outcasts. But if they didn’t have those guns all of the students and teachers may be alive. According to a March 2014 study published in the International Review of Law and Economics, when gun ownership went down in the US, overall suicide rates went down. According to a site called ProCon.org, in 2007 Switzerland ranked #3 in international gun ownership rates with 45.7 guns per 100 people, which is about 3,400,000 guns in total. In 2009 Switzerland had 253 gun suicides and 24 gun homicides. Finland ranked 4th in international gun ownership rates with 45.3 guns per 100 people, which is about 2,400,000 guns in total. In 2007, Finland had 23 gun homicides and 172 gun suicides. The U.S is ranked #1 in international gun ownership rates with 88.8 guns per 100 people, which are about 270,000,000 guns in total. In 2007, the U.S had 12,632 gun homicides and 17,352 gun suicides. The stricter the laws are, the fewer homicides and suicides there would be. If gun laws in the U.S were stricter there will be fewer intentional deaths.