Monday, July 11, 2016

Vox: "America's Gun Problem: Explained"

Vox has an informative short film called “America’s Gun Problem: Explained”, at the end of this article.

 The film, with some animation and charts, shows that the when guns are available, domestic disputes, petty crimes, and especially suicide attempts are likely to be much deadlier. On the other hand, in some situations, individual citizens might not be as able to protect themselves against deliberately targeted foreign or terror attacks.  That’s what happened in France.

The US has a much more lax system in allowing citizens to buy guns than European countries, which usually require an explanation as to what the owner wants to do, safety certification, and custody of weapons.  But the Swiss actually require males to own weapons and serve in the military.

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