In America, It’s Easier to Get a Gun Than…

Jun 21, 2016 at 1:59 pm |

Guns are out of control.

Sadly, it takes a tragedy to get people talking about gun violence in America. What’s worse, these tragedies happen so often that gun control is an everyday topic, with nearly 150 mass shootings reported in the country so far in 2016. There’s still half a year to come.

Each time one of these mass shootings makes headlines, citizens become split between defending their constitutional rights and condemning the senseless violence that could be so easily prevented.

As senators and lawmakers continue to do nothing to stop the violence, these shootings keep happening, but the problem isn’t just with illegal guns. In fact, many of the weapons used in recent mass shootings were purchased legally, which goes to show just how easy it is for a deadly firearm to wind up in the hands of somebody who plans to use it for no good.

But just how easy is it to buy a gun? Compared to other commonplace things in our society, it turns out that guns are far easier to obtain than things that should be basic human rights, including necessities like medicine. While gun stores in some states have requirements that may slow down your purchase, buying from private sellers in many areas of the country is as easy as pie.

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These will really put gun control into perspective.

Should it be easier to buy a lethal weapon than these 5 common things?