Here is why guns need to be BANNED!
GUN VIOLENCE in the UNITED STATES
Some Indicative Data:
The US has an estimated 283 million guns in civilian hands
Each year about 4.5 million firearms, including approximately 2 million handguns, are sold in the United States
An estimated 2 million second hand firearms are sold each year
The percentage of American households with a gun has been steadily declining (high of 54% in 1977 to 33% in 2009)
The average number of guns per owner has increased from 4.1 in 1994 to 6.9 in 2004.Sources: Injury Prevention (2007); ATF (2000); National Opinion Research Center (2008); Pew Research Center (2009)
More than 30,000 people are killed by firearms each year in this country
More than 30 people are shot and murdered each day
1/2 of them are between the ages of 18 and 351/3 of them are under the age of 20
Homicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds
And the primary cause of death among African Americans of that age group
Gun Homicides (average annually):
Less than 50: Japan
Less than 150: Germany, Italy, France, etc.
Less than 200: Canada
More than 10,000: USA
A BAN and CONFISCATION! I realize that isn't realistic but we are talking hypothetical scenarios here. They did it in the UK and Australia and now they have under a hundred gun deaths a year and we have 30,000!!
So, after that will you propose a ban on cigarettes ? How about banning alcohol ? You're all about saving lives aren't you ? No ?
Dude you are so FULL OF IT AND YOU KNOW IT! Euro and Asian nations have obesity, tobacco, and alcohol but still don't make it so easy to get a gun. You cannot kill someone you just met on the street by force feeding them tobacco, food, or alcohol but you can easily kill them with a gun just by pulling a trigger!
YOU CANNOT WIPE OUT A CLASSROOM FULL OF LITTLE KIDS IN 5 MINUTES WITH FOOD, TOBACCO, OR DRINK BUT YOU CAN WITH A GUN!