There is unacceptable gun violence in our country. Pro gun versus anti gun citizens and groups go head to head and fight over gun control. I believe we should all be working together to figure out what the real causes of this violence is, working as a team to erase mass shootings and gun crime.
These occurrences make all Americans look bad. We are all to blame– gun owners as well as those who are fighting to end the right for citizens to protect themselves and exercise their constitutional rights.
Maybe there should be a nationwide policy through which the names and details of these shooters lives are erased and the reward of becoming a household name or a name immortalized in the history of our nation is removed from the equation. Furthermore, they should be condemned by all leaders of our society, political or not, as the most disgusting subhuman cowards to ever have existed.
I believe, as a gun owner, there are many reasons why this is happening in our society and gun control alone is not the only answer. Kids can 3D print weapons in their homes. People are fabricating fully automatic weapons in their garages. The technology for firearms is over 600 years old and cannot be kept from evil doers. Removing it from law abiding citizens is unconstitutional. These tools are available in large numbers, due to the cold war and other military ventures, and this very old technology is impossible to keep away from people.
These mass shootings seem to serve as ammunition for the anti-second amendment factions that exist in our country. It seems that the cause is serving the effect. It seems there is a possibility that those who are pushing for gun control are those perpetrating these crimes. – E.V.
I would agree that any level of gun related crime is too high, but the reality is quite different than what the mainstream media would have you believe. You have to remember that America is the third most populated country in the world. (China is number one, India is number two.) As a result, if you just look at crime as a straight number, rather than a number divided by population, you will see levels much higher than other countries. Take a look at some of these charts, which normalize the number by the population, and you will see that the U.S. is actually quite good when compared to other countries around the world.
Add to that the realization that America’s Gun violence is mostly contained within a few Democrat controlled cities. If you were to remove just five of these cities from America’s statistics, it would rank nearly at the lowest in gun-related crime statistics in the world. No, America doesn’t really have a violent, gun-related crime problem at all. Only the Democrat controlled cities do. It’s worth noting that legally owning firearms in all of these cities is practically impossible.