US shooting: What is gun control? Why is it important? What is the Second Amendment?

US shooting: What is gun control? Why is it important? What is the Second Amendment?

What is gun control and the Second Amendment in America? Peter Squires, a Professor of Criminology and Public Policy at the University of Brighton, defines gun control as: “the regulation of both the legal and the illegal markets in firearms.” In America of course, it is the legal availability of guns that is the most disputed. The Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States says: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” This fundamental belief in the right of the American people to own guns, rooted in the history of the county, is the basis of the massive volume of firearms owned by civilians in the country. Mr Squires told Express.co.uk : “The Americans have this whole mythical cowboy culture that firepower is the way the West was won. Firearms are an indispensable part of American history. “The whole idea of gun ownership is as American as apple pie.” The most recent deadly mass shooting to hit headlines occurred on in Texas on Friday, May 18, when a 17-year-old boy stormed into his Santa Fe High School and shot dead 10 people, eight of whom were children. At the time of writing, there have been 377 incidents of gun violence reported across the United States in the last 72 hours alone, resulting in 65 deaths and 157 injuries. March 2018:7,000 shoes at the US Capitol building for 7,000 […]

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