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What will it take for the USA to have gun control?

  1. maddot profile image78
    maddotposted 5 years ago

    What will it take for the USA to have gun control?

    I woke up this morning to the news of yet another horror shooting rampage in the US. But this time it was mainly young children who died as the result of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. To my amazement the locals talked not of getting rid of guns but giving teachers guns! Simple research shows the facts that countries that have gun control do not have teh frequency (if any) of these kinds of incidents. Seems to me that a blind belief in the right to own a gun is costing the lives if many innocents. What will it take for the US to put strict controls on gun ownership?

  2. QualityContent profile image79
    QualityContentposted 5 years ago

    Guns don't kill people, only people kill people. So because one person does a horrible deed ALL people who own guns responsibly should be punished for it? How about we ban cars too, after all drunks kill people right? How about large knives? Those are deadly in the hands of a lunatic too.

    Punishing responsible people isn't the answer. If you try that you'll have or problems then you know what to do with!

    1. maddot profile image78
      maddotposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      sorry that cliche doesn't work..check your facts on gun cotrol in places like Japan, Australia and England. Guns and nutters equal  shootings. No emotive argument will solve the US problem.

  3. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    Here are some statistics for you.
    In the USA 3.87% of the population was exposed to crime in 2008
    Australia which does not allow ownership of handguns had a reported crime rate of 1,431,929 based on a population of 20,000,000 - 7.16% of the population was exposed to crime.
    Germany with a population of 82 million (05) has a reported 6.264,723 crimes or 7.64% of the population was exposed to crime.
    In Britain there were 5,170,843 incidents of reported crime to the police based on a population of 60, 587,000 (06) - 8.5% of the population was exposed to crime.
    Highest rate - New Zealand with a population of 4,000,000 (06) had a reported crime with 427,230 incidents - 10.68% of the population was exposed to crime
    One effort to quantify the benefit of firearm ownership estimates that guns are used for self-defense in the United States as many as 2.5 million times each year.

    Also just so you are aware the guns that Adam Lanza used in the school shooting this morning, were legally owned by his mother.

    1. maddot profile image78
      maddotposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      And your point is?
      Just becasue it was legally owned does not mean that gun ownership is a good thing. Children have been killed.

    2. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is my point http://www.ryot.org/22-children-stabbed … hool/35114    Other countries just find a different way to kill and have higher crime rates without guns.

    3. QualityContent profile image79
      QualityContentposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A guy in my town hit a young girl with his truck. Two other young women were also killed by a truck. Should we ban trucks because two idiots drove them without being responsible for their own actions?

      Is truck ownership a good thing?

  4. strkngfang profile image76
    strkngfangposted 5 years ago

    People really need to realize that criminals don't follow laws so gun laws are completely useless.  If someone wants a gun or drugs, there will always be ways to get it. Schools need to have metal detectors and security guards or just have home schooling.  Things have just come down to this.

    1. maddot profile image78
      maddotposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Last year people with hand guns killed:
      48 in Japan
      8 Great Britain
      34 Switzerland
      52 Canada
      21 Sweden
      42 West Germany
      10,728 USA

  5. berrtus profile image61
    berrtusposted 5 years ago

    As a matter of fact the UK has gun control and the highest violent crime rate in Europe.  The US increased in guns by 90 million and the homicide rate decreased by 49%.  The increase in assault style weapons also corresponded with a decrease in violent crimes.  It is not actually anti-intuitive as it may seem.  Criminals get guns anyway but are deterred by the possibility someone might defend themselves.  The school shootings occur in gun free zones.  That means if you are there you simply have to wait to get killed.  Please be aware the mainstream media is controlled by a very few corporate interests.  They often leave out the most important data.

 
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