There are both, but anyone who denies there being a gun problem clearly doesnt live in reality, or is a dumba**
"Gun don't kill people; people do. Well yes but the person helps."_Eddie Izzard - Comedian.
There's both, but it's simply undeniable that guns do play a significant role in this
the availability of guns is a problem. should be much more highly regulated
It's not the guns that shoot, it's the people holding them.
Making guns illegal will remove gun violence? We should make drugs illegal too!
Gun violence in America is a society problem. But no one should be allowed to own an assault weapon. What purpose does such a weapon have other than to slaughter multiple individuals in a short time frame. These weapons of war should not be lawfully permitted. Also, gun magazines that hold 10 or more bullets isn't a good idea.
both more so the society
I see more problems with society than with guns
Of course I have a problem with guns; I always will, just like any other weapon out there. But the reason they exist and the reason people cling to them so fervently is because our society is splitting at the seams with greed, fear and hysteria. In a society that condones and romanticizes nearly all forms of violence it is no wonder.
If you put a gun in a empty room on a table the gun won't do anything. Society helps distort peoples ideas of what they not only think is right and wrong but also what should be considered beautiful.
99.9999% of people who legally obtained guns are not going to do anything illegal with them. It is that very small percentage who have had something go wrong in their lives and believe it is the world's fault and they should take it out on innocent people.
Wow aren't we living the dream. So many issues here in the United States. I thought this was suppose to be the land where dreams come true. Instead some people suffer from various things. What a shame.
no one has the right to reduce someone's ability to defend themself, by doing so you take responsibility/liability for their safety, something gov cant do because gov cant get there on time and they arnt always able to call for help, makeing gov liable for not protecting them. forced them to be defenseless knowing the gov cant protect them. if an innocent gets murdered as a result of being disallowed to have the means to defend themself, whoever disallowed them to the means to defend themself IS GUILTY OF MURDER and should be put in life in prison. anyone who reduces the ability for innocent people to defend themself is liable for their saftey. ordering murder doesnt=murder. paying someone to murder doesnt=murder. banning someone from defensive means resulting in them being murdered cuz they couldnt defend themself is = to not giving your kidnapped victims water resulting in them dehydrateing the death. being able to defend yourself is a basic survival need. only criminals/tyrants want gun control to use guns to control and victimize the gunless. gov doesnt have the right to do anything that non-gov doesnt have the right to do. gov doesnt have more rights than the individual. the name of your group doesnt give you more rights. its groupism, lableism, hypocritical and illegal for a group to ban weapons from another group based only on group name/ labels/ if their gov or non-gov/ military or not/ nazi or jew/ shia or suni/ crip or blood the popular, rich, powerful, have no more right to guns than the unpopular, poor, weak. gov isnt more moral, responsible, or necessarily more well trained, more skilled at hitting the target, a better shot, or smarter, than non-gov. on adv non-gov is more moral and responsible, and less hypocritical and violent than gov. gov background checks puts gov above the law and turns arms from a right into a gov granted privliage, and bans guns from anyone who doesnt obey gov. gov background checks are at the whim of whatever tyrants deside to call a crime, or who desides to falsly label people as criminals, and background check doesnt nessicarily =just criminal background check, it can be anything you did that the tyrant doesnt like. gov wants guns wo anyones permit, and doesnt want anyone to have guns w/o its permit self defense is a god given right rights cant be taken away. what is right is always absolutely right. freedom to exercise your rights can be taken away by tyrants. its a privlage to use someone else's property, its a right to use your own property as long as it doesnt infringe on = rights of others. corrupt gov thinks it owns everything thus calls everything gov lets gov's property(humans) do with gov's property(everything) a privilage. they call paying your taxes a privlage. prv chairties cant afford to care for all the poor because gov supresses chairty, trade, and independnce via supressive regs/restrictions/taxes, resulting in more poor people, higher prices of products/services, less good jobs, and less people being able to afford to give to chairty. gov via overly supressive regs/taxes/restirctions, is the cause of 75%+of poverty/homelessness, and the main reason everyone cant afford their own healthcare/health insurance and a good education. gov needs to let people grow gardens, and use and live on the land for their indpendent survival. time/resources wasted over-punishing should be better spent correcting the root incentive of why most people commit crime(because corrupt gov members steal their better options to make wealth to purposely make them poor, forced dependent, or resort to crime), by spending it on giving the poor efficient welfare, job training, and defensive means to protect their right to freely use the land to be independent, and cut taxes and excessive regs on producers of survival products to create more good jobs, instead of taxing good jobs to fund excessive punishment.
Honestly, if you are a sane, normal, stable, moral adult, I wouldn't care if you had an F-16 and a minigun. The theoretical solution is easy, but in reality it's hard: Keep guns out of the hands of crazy people or criminals. I support background checks, but that's about it.
Too easy. Love the way "assault weapons," are being portrayed. Just because they look military style do not mean they're the same. The ones we use within the military are far more potent, I can assure you.
sounds stupid but its true... "Guns don't kill people, people kill people" Plus it is in the constitution we have the right to have guns.
Certain areas where thug culture is strong are areas where the guns are used in bad ways more often, so I say it is a cultural problem in certain areas.
The correlation between poverty rates and crime rates is much stronger pertaining to the USA than the correlation between brady score or gun ownership rates and crime rates.