Except, perhaps, for Sweden no country in the world allows as much unbridled use of Guns as is in the U.S. Even the primary class children kill their class mates with guns taken from their homes. If one chooses to kill himself at the end of the shooting a mad man can kill as many persons as he wishes and get away in to limbo. It can also be termed as a terrorist activity and while America is fighting against terrorism far and wide why it is unable to make its own house in order?
The law permitting citizens to easily possess Guns is as old as America itself when violence was rampant during the independent days. The second Amendment which gives right to possess arms meant only for self defence within one’s home and a shooting spree was not in the reckon of things while writing the law and if something of that sort had taken place then, the law makers would have had thought again.
In U.S. the Guns also play a major part as a primary method to commit suicide and in the absence of its easy availability there is a reasonably good chance to come down the suicide rate. Now more than 30,000 people die by committing suicide using Guns which is about the equal number of persons die in road accidents.
All said, the Gun culture is not confined to America alone. It is actually spreading all over the world along with crime rate. It is officially estimated that there are more than 700 Million Guns in circulation all over the world. But actually the number would be many times more. Ever since the advent of Bombs and suicide bombers the Guns are not getting proper press and public attention except when a shooting spree occur as happened in Wisconsin now though death by Guns may outnumber any lethal device.
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