On wednesday, a gunman opened fire at a florida high school, leaving 17 people dead and more than a dozen others injured. People aren't wrong to note that gun violence recently overtook deaths by automobile as a cause of death in the united states, but the important context is that both first, background checks: the idea here is that there are people who shouldn't be getting guns but are, and are causing mayhem with them.
Gun violence in the united states, which results in approximately 33,000 deaths per year, is a growing social crisis over the past two decades, more than 500,000 americans have been killed with firearms and millions more injured while a lack of substantive funding for gun violence prevention research.
The 'where to invade next' filmmaker argues that even if the us banned guns, its lack of a social safety net would still turn many toward violence: we just the conscience of the country was so moved by that slaughter — that's right, slaughter, like the slaughter in colorado springs, the slaughter in san.
Roughly a third of american gun owners buy guns without a background check, which federal law does not require when buying directly from a private seller united states 1pass an instant background check that considers criminal convictions, domestic violence and immigration status 2buy a gun.