In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, gun laws are again at the forefront of conversation. The U.S. suffers more mass shooting incidents then there are days in the year. The U.S. sees about 12,000 people die each year due to gun violence which is about 25 times higher than other developed nations. Yet every time this happens, very little is done by politicians to stem the tide of this constant loss of life. So what’s different about this mass-shooting? What will change in our approach to gun control?
No one is going to take your guns away
The NRA tends to get into an ad campaign right after these mass shootings to promote the idea that the left is coming to take your guns. You may remember when NRA vice president Wayne LaPierre said: “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The simple fact is that no politician is ever going to pass a law that would ban all weapons forever. Even the most liberal politicians, like Bernie Sanders, are a little skittish when it comes the idea of complete abolition.
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