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guns in usa

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A passion, a right, or a problem? Guns in USA The possession of firearms is not controlled.
Each state applies its own laws on the permissions
for purchase, possession and gun control.
In 43 states, for example, you don't need a license
or registration. In Texas and five other states,
there is no age limit to get them. Why is it so easy to have a gun in USA? The right to bear a gun is connected to the founding of the United States and is seen as the achievement of an individual freedom. So much so that the Constitution
has devoted a section specific to the theme - the famous Second Amendment, 1791. Why the State control in this question
is so fragile? The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights.The text 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." The second amendment, 1791 Experts say that drastic changes are unlikely. This is because the possession of weapons is seen as a won right. According to researches, two-thirds of Americans are against gun control. On July 20, a 24-year-old former neuroscience student armed with a rifle, a shotgun and two pistols killed at least 12 people and wounded 59 in a shooting at a midnight cinema showing of the new Batman film near Denver. Tragedies like the one in Colorado may cause changes in the law? - Residents allowed to keep guns in homes, offices and vehicles, but can only carry them in public with a permit

- There are no limits to how many guns can be bought a month, and the state permits sale of automatic weapons

- No waiting period for buying a handgun, both state and federal state law requires criminal background checks

- Since 1998 Columbine massacre, 20 miles from scene of Batman's shooting, it has become easier to buy guns in US - a national ban on assault weapons sale expired in 2004 Colorado gun laws Experts are divided on this issue. Among the reasons, there is the ease of access to weapons and violence arising out of videogames. Experts highlight the "trivialization of violence" in American culture grounded in the exacerbated habit of dispute in which the "winner takes all" and "loser loses all." Being in tragic episodes, the shooters would live, according to this perspective, his day of "winners." Why episodes like the one in Colorado are relatively common in the U.S.? "The evil and hypocrisy of the anti-gun activists exposed. They want to take our guns away but keep guns for themselves. Why? Because they know that having a gun in your home makes sense, you turn the predator (burglar, rapist, kidnapper) into prey. But they just dont care if you or your familys are safe.Gun control doesnt work. The three American cities with the highest gun restrictions, and gun control laws, are also the most dangerous cities in America, with the highest violent crime rate. In my home state of Minnesota we passed a citizen carry law a few years ago. The anti-gun nuts said it would be the end of the world. But violent crime went down dramatically in less than a year." The news apparently counfounds expectations the tragedy would see a backlash over perceived lax gun control in the US.
The number of firearm applications in the state increased by more than 40 per cent following the tragedy, the Denver Post reported, with many residents rushing to buy weapons just hours after the shootings.
It comes as the Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, continued his lone crusade against gun legislation in the USA.
The shooting at the cinema in Aurora, Colorado on Friday left 12 dead and 58 injured and it was suggested that it could prompt a debate on firearm ownership in the USA.
But the latest figures suggest that the shootings have had the opposite effect and prompted many to feel they need a gun for protection.

The Telegraph, 24 Jul 2012 Colorado Batman shooting: massacre prompts upsurge in gun sales Blue states are permissive open carry states – The state permits open carry to all non-prohibited citizens without permit or license.
Green states are licensed open carry states – The state permits open carry to all non-prohibited citizens once they have been issued a permit or license.
Orange states are anomalous open carry states – In these states, open carry is generally lawful, but there may be other significant restrictions.
Red states are non-permissive open carry states – In these states, open carry is not lawful, or is only lawful under a limited set of circumstances, such as when hunting, or while traveling to/from hunting locations, while on property controlled by the person carrying, or for lawful self-defense. In USA, there is different laws in each state. What would you ask Obama and Romney about gun violence? Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence If the majority of Americans believe in tighter gun restrictions, why aren't our voices being heard? Americans Want Tighter Gun Restrictions Hypocrites of Gun Control (Gun Control, But Not for Me) Obama calls for US gun control laws to be tightened. President affirms right to bear arms but says assault rifles do not belong in the hands of citizens, drawing contrast with Romney. The Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the US did not need new gun laws and argued that "changing the heart of the American people" might be the way to avoid future tragedy instead. "I believe the second amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms," Obama said. "But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not on the streets of our cities. I'm going to continue to work with members of both parties and with religious groups and with civic organisations to arrive at a consensus around violence reduction." Obama about gun laws The Virginia Tech massacre was a school shooting that took place on April 16, 2007, on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 others[1] in two separate attacks, approximately two hours apart, before committing suicide.

The Columbine High School massacre (often known simply as Columbine) was a school shooting which occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Two senior students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embarked on a shooting spree in which a total of 12 students and one teacher were murdered. They also injured 21 other students directly, with three further people being injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair then committed suicide. Other famous massacres in USA We hope you like it. If you don't,
we will have to talk to our american friends... lol
Nahh... Just kidding :) THANK YOU!
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