We’re gonna talk about something that’s become a very sensitive subject for a lot of folks as of late – Gun Control – and Gun Laws – and that fact that in the United States, the death rate from gun homicides is about 31 — per every million people. That’s the equivalent of 27 people shot dead – on average – every day of the year.
In a nation where the right to bear arms is cherished by much of the population – you’d think that stats like these would be an eye opener – but apparently they’re not. Did you know that about 80 percent of all handgun-related deaths in the entire world occur in the United States?
Or let me throw this stat at you – a mass shooting – is defined as an incident where at least 4 people – not including the gunmen – are shot – not killed mind you – but shot – even so – when you that into consideration – well then since the Sandy Hook Tragedy in 2012 – there have almost 1,500 mass shootings in the US alone – where 1,715 people were indeed killed – and another 6,089 were wounded.
Now – before you get your back up – I’m saying that people shouldn’t have the right to own a gun – and I’m not waving a moral superiority flag over anybody – because Canada has gun problems, too – and we’ll talk about those – what I’m saying – is that anybody who denies the fact that there is indeed a problem with guns – and not just in the US – is either stupid or insane.
So – what’s your thoughts on Gun Control? Does the system need to be revised? – If it is will it even make a difference – or is the 2nd amendment just as relevant today as it was when it was written 226 years ago?
Here’s some of your answers.