Thank you Unfairly. There was also an idiot caught today who fired 50 rounds off into the air and onto the ground at a shopping mall here in the United States.
Or we can look north to Canada. It now requires a 28-day waiting period to buy a handgun, and it imposes a clever safeguard: gun buyers should have the support of two people vouching for them.
Instead, we have required seat belts, air bags, child seats and crash safety standards. We have introduced limited licenses for young drivers and tried to curb the use of mobile phones while driving. All this has reduced America’s traffic fatality rate per mile driven by nearly 90 percent since the 1950s.
I always have to roll my eyes when journalists use selective, incorrect statistics to prove their point. Its what infuriates people that DO know the facts, and why the anti-gun movement cant gain traction to change ideas - because nobody trusts anything they say.
There is no 28 day waiting period to buy a handgun in Canada. You could say it takes 28 days+(a lot more actually) to first get licenced to be able to own firearms. But once you do, you can go to a store and walk away with shotguns, some centerfire rifles, and unlimited capacity .22 rifles. Handguns wait vary from province to province, but its a few days in some, to a few hours in others, before you can take possession of it.
So, with access to firearms that can be just as deadly as the less restricted US available guns, why are there only 200 deaths per year compared to nearly 10000 in US(as per previous posters stats). If you know the answer to that then perhaps you can target whats really wrong with the US.
Chance of removing all guns from all Americans: 0%. If you want to stop massacres, start looking for real causes and solutions.