Many Americans do not like to hear about gun control since it is a violation of our Second Amendment. What I don't understand is why people think being able to shoot a gun for fun, whenever they please is more important than the lives of our citizens. Personally, I have never needed a gun and I don't think there is a big chance of tyranny these days (the reason this Amendment was enacted to start with). Here are a few articles and papers I've come across recently regarding gun use in America:
- America is a Violent Country
- More Guns = More Homocide
- Senseless gun violence between December 14 and 17
- During the 10 years after the gun reforms (removal of semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns and rifles) in Australia in 1996 (when this paper was written) there were ZERO mass-shootings on the continent. Read it here.
I hate that we've gotten to the point where this is the norm in our country. Mass shootings are common. There have been 16 mass shootings in the US in 2012. Parents have to fear for their kids' lives every time they leave the house.
The Onion makes fun of gun owners.
Oh and this one made me feel better. I don't know how many times I've heard many of these arguments against gun control and found them absolutely frustrating.
Ten Arguments Gun Advocates Make and Why They're Wrong