The NRA and gun enthusiasts like to say, "Guns don't kill people. people kill people." It would be more accurate to say, "No, people with guns kill people." Countries like England, Australia and Canada have fewer handgun related deaths per capita than the United States of America. This is a fact and why is this so?

Because they have strict gun laws in these countries.


 The NRA and gun enthusiasts like to say, "Guns don't kill people. people kill people." It would be more accurate to say, "No, people with guns kill people." Countries like England, Australia and Canada have fewer handgun related deaths per capita than the United States of America. This is a fact and why is this so?
Because they have strict gun laws in these countries.

 Oklahoma is debating whether or not its citizens should have the legal right to strap on guns in holsters and walk around as if it were back in the 1880s "Old west" again. States like Florida allow people who fear bodily harm the right to shoot someone instead of walking away.

In many states, you can buy a gun in about ten minutes with just a criminal background check and no check to see whether or not you have spent time in a mental institution.

Nearly any American can walk into a gun shop or a gun show and buy assault weapons used by the military. It takes about the same amount of time to get a hamburger as it takes to get a gun in America.
 When can America begin to talk seriously about gun control?

Why is it so hard for people to understand that America has too many guns in the hands of way too many people who shouldn't be allowed to own a gun?

When will we begin to understand that the proliferation of guns in America hasn't made us safer, but in fact has made our country a dangerous place to live?

Why can't we see that assault weapons like those used by the military are a bad idea for citizen's to own?
 Handguns and assault weapons are good for nothing but killing folks. Most people do not hunt with assault weapons or handguns.

Handguns are good for sport target shooting, but most people train at sport handgun shooting mainly to sharpen their skills for killing more effectively. Not banning assault weapons is the hardest thing for me to understand.

Why on Earth does anyone other than the military need military rounds and 30, 40, 60 or even 100 round bullet capacity?

 Until this country gets serious about gun control, we will continue to watch the slaughter unfold at our schools, workplaces and at public venues.

I say at the very least do more thorough background checks and implement three week waiting periods for those wishing to purchase these types of weapons.

I say that I own guns for sport shooting and I would be first in line to turn them in if this country would get serious about gun control.

-Eric Reeve, the Lake Liberal