Should we have guna laws? I feel like we should because we had about 40 shooting in 2015 alone! Obama has given 13 speeches after a school shooting and he says that the speeches are becoming routine. We allowed assault weapons and semi automatic weapons! Why can't we be like Australia where they banned fully automatics and only allows hunting rifles.
40 shootings seem pretty good when looking at the grand scheme of things, you haven't posted the amount of fatalities that occurred in 2014. Let's assume that for each shooting a person has died. 40 deaths from shooting each year from a total population of over 300 million. Shooting don't even make up the top 10 of deaths according to the CDC. More people die from bad food habits then shootings. Don't you think school shootings aren't caused by the gun but the individual. the individual hasn't been at the right state of mind. this state of mind is from environment of which he is brought up in and his mental health. If the individual was bullied, then it was the fault of school's not caring for the mental health of their students and not preventing bullying as much. Maybe it's because of things back at home. A lot of criminals often grow up with single mothers, single mothers need more support for the welfare of their children. Instead of simply trying to put a bandage on the problem of shooting, we should find the root cause and remove this cause from being a factor. Most guns that cause shootings are illegal, the problem is that we allow criminal organizations to come into our country and sell drugs. IF we had control of drugs, the flow of arms would be lessened.