One of the biggest and most divisive issues in American politics right now is gun control. With each new, mass shooting (defined as four or more victims), antagonism continues to build between both sides of the gun control argument.
The Different Sides of the Gun Control Argument
Those who call for stricter gun regulations fear for safety in the country. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence revealed that around 114,994 people are shot each year in the U.S.; this includes murders, assaults, accidents, suicide attempts, suicide and police intervention. Opponents of stricter gun control, on the other hand, are more afraid of the loss of safety. They are adamant that the right to bear arms ensures citizens are able to protect themselves day-to-day, and – in a worse-case scenario – from a government that turns against its people.
What You Need to Know about Current Guns Laws
A recent Pew Research Center Survey estimated that 42 percent of U.S. adults in 2017 lived in a household with a gun, and around 30 percent owned a gun themselves. This number has most likely increased, due to “panic buying” brought on by fears of more gun control. While gun regulations vary …