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In 2015 in the United States, there were 13,338 (thirteen

thousand three hundred and thirty eight) firearm-related deaths,

not including suicides or accidentals – they were pre-meditated


Everyone says, “Well if you ban guns or make them harder to get,

criminals will be the only ones who have them!” This is, however,

hypothetical. It’s based on fear, that the only thing preventing

criminals from tearing into people’s homes is the chance that they

might be standing in the doorway with an assault rifle, ready to

protect their family. It can’t be based on any real world statistics

because, as we’ve been shown, Australia and Japan have low gun

murder rates.

A lot of Americans always mention, “Look what happened in

Germany in the 30s and 40s, as well as the Soviet Union, and in

Cambodia, where they banned citizens from having guns! You

know what happened? Genocide happened!”

But then when you point out how gun control works in other

countries, they’re very quick to point out, “Yeah, but we’re not the

same as them!” So, you’re not like other countries, but you are like

Nazi Germany?

They think the worst will happen, but the worst is already here,

in the form of every person in the country having such easy access

to guns, that that’s how they decide to solve their perceived


Regardless of which side of the argument you land on, you have

to agree that something has to be done. It doesn’t matter if you

don’t believe it has anything to do with guns, even though that’s

almost always the weapon of choice in the US, you do realise


has to be done.

So let them try


. Even if it means getting a gun is as

difficult as being allowed to drive a car. It doesn’t work? Well, then

the Americans get to say ‘I told you so’ while they enjoy the “well-

regulated” part of the constitutional right to bear arms. It’ll give

them something to do during the waiting period.

Gun Violence

In America