The United States is the leader in per-capita gun deaths among industrial nations. This unenviable distinction has resulted in various gun-control laws at the federal and state levels that seek to reduce crime and violence by restricting private gun ownership. Supporters of gun control would like even tighter restrictions on the sale and circulation of firearms. But they face fierce opposition from citizen groups and arms manufacturers who are trying to protect what they view as the right to own and bear firearms.
-Opposing Viewpoints in Context
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"The Fight Over Guns in America"
"The fight over guns in America." Junior Scholastic/Current Events 8 Feb. 2016: 12+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 20 Oct. 2016.