The 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings caused several states and cities to pass strict gun control measures. In response, state lawmakers in gun friendly states in the South and West passed bills that would strengthen Stand Your Ground laws and allow weapons in most public places. In 2014, 21 states passed laws that expanded the rights of gun owners allowing them to possess firearms in churches, bars, schools and college campuses. The federal government has not passed any gun control measures since the 1994 Brady Bill and 42 states now allow the possession of assault rifles. In the U.S. two-thirds of all gun deaths are suicides and in 2010 there were 19,000 firearm suicides and 11,000 firearm homicides.
Guns should be allowed (Including AR-15s) but of course have background checks, focus on mental health issues, also have mandatory firearm safety classes. After all, having an armed population can not only stop a foreign invasion, but also allow the people to be able to keep their rights.
for the allowence of guns to only be allowed for public use of for hunting and self defence not to be brandished around in high populated areas without heavy safety measures like no ammo being in it, safety always being on, the gun being in a protective case.
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