When another mass shooting rocks our nation, citizens find themselves comparing the U.S. to other developed nations that don't suffer from the epidemic of gun violence that's plagued our country for decades. After the Las Vegas shooting claimed the lives of 59 victims, making it the deadliest in modern American history, the world has taken notice.
Rowling talked about how, following two deadly shootings, England united behind changing gun laws. They passed sweeping legislation that banned almost all firearms.
And if there wasn't gun change after deaths of children, I can't imagine this will be different. It's extremely depressing.— Adrian Miller (@AdrianAnnMiller) October 2, 2017
America has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world. Therein lies the problem.— Julia Bradbury (@JuliaBradbury) October 2, 2017
The response to any mass shooting in the US makes me ashamed to be American by birth but glad I live in the UK now by choice.— Melinda Kaye Rice (@melindarice) October 2, 2017
Sadly, many here seem to think MORE guns is the solution. Too often I hear "If they would have owned a firearm, they would be alive today"— Lysette Braveheart (@lysettebrave) October 2, 2017