Gun Control Laws in the U.S and Canada
While these countries are adjacent to each other, one can note some differences in the gun policies of both countries. It is significant to note that the differences and similarities in the gun laws determine the effects of the firearm usage in society.
Therefore, those who favor gun controllers argue, we need more uniform into the legislation, more extensive gun controls, and effective enforcement. Various pro-gun control organizations argue on methods of gun control needed. For more examples, there are individuals who would ban all weapons as well as those who take a less radical stand and who would simply increase the controls on firearms. The moderate gun control individuals or groups propose measures such as requiring an individual to successfully complete weapons safety course before being allowed to possess a gun or the individuals have to wait for a mandatory period of time before taking possession of a gun.
Loosening the doctor-patient confidentiality, and opening up laws that require the names of mentally ill patients to be registered at a central desk would discourage people from being honest with their doctors. Some people might not even seek treatment for their ailments if there is the change that they won’t be able to own a firearm.
If the U.S. can be open to seeing the situation in some new and different ways, there may just be the potential for change after all.
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