One of the most devisive topics in America today is gun control.
Some Americans believe there should be more controls on buying guns and what kind of guns should be legal. Other Americans believe that there shouldn't be any controls on gun use.
People often cite the 2nd Amendment when any kind of gun control measures are proposed. Extreme gun advocates don't see anything wrong with owning ANY type of gun; 50 Cal Machine Guns, etc.
With this controversial backdrop, I'm going to take a look at the impact of guns in our society today:
Compared to other countries with similar levels of development or socioeconomic status, the United States has exceptional homicide rates, and it's driven by gun violence.
Accidents caused by guns are common in our country today:
Article - Gun Violence: Facts and Statistics
I looked around for the advantages to owning guns, but frankly there's just not that many examples out there. I did come up with a couple of articles however:
Reasons why we buy guns:
I leave you to draw your own conclusions about the roll of guns in our lives today.
Meanwhile remember when the Beatles sang Happiness is a Warm Gun (bang bang! shoot! shoot!)
Time for me to walk on down the road...