I'm not trying to troll anyone here, I genuinely wonder about this.
- I am American and for gun possession20% (2)36% (4)29% (6)Vote
- I am American and against gun possession20% (2)9% (1)14% (3)Vote
- I am American and I am neutral0% (0)0% (0)0% (0)Vote
- I am not American and for gun possession10% (1)9% (1)10% (2)Vote
- I am not American and against gun possession50% (5)46% (5)47% (10)Vote
- I am not American and I am neutral0% (0)0% (0)0% (0)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
i am against gun possession personally as i believe it does more harm than good but i understand that it would be a very hard thing to achieve in america since 1) it is deeply ingrained in their culture and 2) that it would require a change to the constitution which is a very difficult process2
Most Helpful Guy
Mass shootings and gun violence are not the fault of guns. They are the fault of people.
While sensible gun restrictions are ok (eg, Mental health needs to be good to get a license) and I'd be fine with them being passed (eg, state by state, these laws are different, some restrictive, some not), the problem is cultural.
Here's the thing: it is largely mentally ill people who go on mass shootings. If better mental health screening for the population was carried out and mental health was better addressed by the medical and insurance companies etc, then many of the issues with gun violence would drop dramatically.
Additionally, outside of the mentally ill, it is poor people who shoot others (and by that, I mean poor black people especially). The truth is, gang violence is a problem, and that is the result of 1) black ghetto culture being glorified and 2) an education system based around rewarding affluent communities and punishing poor communities. The result is that black and poor people remain desperate and uneducated. To top it off, mostly men are involved in the violence--and since the schools cater to women and punish and neglect males, young men have no recourse to support other than gangs--they go to gangs to get the support in their life that they should be getting from community leaders, schools, parents, etc.
So if mental health was taken seriously, and education was taken seriously, and the development of young men was taken seriously (because frankly, men are not valued by our society), then gun violence would plummet.
So again, gun control is only the tiniest slither in this problem--really, it's like trying to put a bandage on a hemorrhage, it just isn't going to be the solution people think it might be.1