Guns in France vs in the United States
Why? Because that person knows that if they had a gun they would have a better chance at survival.
Many otherwise intelligent Americans cling with pathetic stubbornness to the notion that the people’s right to bear arms is the greatest protection of their individual rights and a firm safeguard of democracy—without being in the slightest perturbed by the fact that no other democracy in the world observes any such “right” and that in some democracies in which citizens’ rights are rather better protected than in ours, such as England and the Scandinavian countries, our arms control policies would be considered laughable.
For example, a mass shooting in South Carolina in 2015, committed by a white racist in a church attended mostly by black visitors, could have been prevented. Due to the imperfections in the background checking system, not all of the information about the attacker could be retrieved in time (he had been arrested for using illegal drugs), and so he was able to buy a gun (The Guardian).
Strasser, Ryan. “Second Amendment.” Legal Information Institute, 5 June 2017, www.law.cornell.edu/wex/second_amendment.
Younge, Gary. “Why Americans Won’t Give up Their Guns.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 6 Oct. 2017, www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/06/americans-guns-nra-las-vegas-shooting.
Beckett, Lois, and Sabrina Siddiqui. “Senate’s New Background-Check Gun Bill Simply Enforces Current Law.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 16 Nov. 2017, www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/16/senates-new-gun-law-reuses-old-ideas-and-stops-short-on-background-checks.
McCarthy, Tom. “What Gun Control Proposals Are Being Considered – and Will They Succeed?” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 27 Feb. 2018, www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/27/gun-control-proposals-florida-school-shooting.