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The Gun Control Debate in America Rages On

Written by What Is Gun Control on July 31, 2013. Posted in Homepage

Gun control facts

The gun control debate has always been highly contentious in the United States, but it has flared up particularly within the last several years, in light of mass shootings like those in Tuscon, Arizona, Aurora, Colorado, and Newtown, Connecticut, among others.

Each side of this debate has a vested interest. Those who are strongly against the increased regulation of firearms regularly cite the Second Amendment as a safeguard against what is perceived as an abuse of government power. Led by the National Rifle Association, pro gun advocates are generally of the opinion that new legislation, which could require universal background checks, limit the kinds of guns that are legal to use, i.e. assault weapons, or restrict the use of high capacity magazines, would be detrimental to their ability to defend themse