How many deaths will it take, till America knows that too many people have died? This answer my friend, is one that should not be Blowing in the Wind.
With 196 mass shootings in 2016 already, it often raises the question to many people. Why do we not have gun control? While, it is interesting to see the various views, data and evidence. The fact is, it is getting ridiculous. The second amendment was made over 200 years ago. How can it possibly mean anything today. The right to bear arms was given to the people when guns had horrible aims, took a long time to reload and used gun powder. These guns were not semi automatic, they were muskets and rifles.
Now I DO NOT believe we should ban all guns like Britain, Canada and Denmark. (However it wouldn’t be a bad thing if we did, it’s just unpractical right now) My main view on this blog is going to be against the ability to purchase and own military grade weapons and semi automatic weapons. Which you can argue with me all day if you so please. But evidence backs up that countries with gun control have far less crime, deaths and shootings. At the end of the day, guns don’t kill people, people kill people. But should it be easy for people to buy semi automatic guns to aid them in killing other people? No it should not. This is not a radical idea. In fact a model conservative man by the name of Ronald Reagan believed in the very thing I am saying in 1989. “”I do not believe in taking way the right of the citizen for sporting, for hunting and so forth, or home defense. But I do believe that an AK-47, a machine gun, is not a sporting weapon or needed to defend a home.” (Ronald Reagan February 1989)
Now some evidence to back all my claims up. In 2010 the United States had the most gun related deaths compared to every other developed nation. Also, if you total these numbers together. The United States making up about half of the population of these nations have 82% of gun related deaths. (CBS http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-u-s-gun-deaths-compare-to-other-countries/) Now to be quite honest, this data makes me extremely angry. America, the land of the free and home of the brave. The most gun deaths in any developed country. It is time to end this. Background checks, bans, etc. Whatever needs to be done to end this time of fear, needs to happen. Republicans need to stop listening to minorities who want no gun control. Instead listen to the 92% that want basic background checks and the 54% that want to stop manufacture of guns. To be less biased I’m even going to say that 9% want their to be a total ban on guns (http://www.pollingreport.com/guns.htm) Don’t listen to that 9%, they aren’t the majority. But congress needs to hear this, gun control needs to happen. Listen to the people. If you don’t you’re failing your duty to the people, you’re failing your duty to America and you’re failing your duty to our founding fathers. You can stall all you want, but the people will be heard, we shall overcome. Now let’s give our support to the sit in by the democrats so we can put this gun threat behind us and no longer have our answer blowing in the wind. (Sorry if this ruins your song Bob Dylan)