United States of America is known for its guns. As per government figures almost every third household in US carries a gun. The result is such, that the President Barack Obama has now proposed some executives measures to curb the gun culture.
Here are some facts about Gun Culture in United States of America:
1). Shooting sprees are not new in US: Over the past century there has been whopping 60 mass murder incidents in US. The killings have affected 30 states from Massachusetts to Hawaii.
2). Over the past decade it has been reported that gun ownership is reducing, but still, almost every third household still has a gun.
3). Active shooting events have become more common in recent years. Recently, twelve people had died in Auroro, Colo., when a gunman opened fire in a movie theatre, a gunman killed 27 people, including 18 children, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn. And nine were killed recently at an historic African American church in Charleston, S.C.
4). The right to hold arms and ammunition by US citizen is reserved by the constitution of the country. Due to the inclusion of this right only, Obama has proposed the current amendment
5). There are two lobbies in United States - Liberals and conservatives. Liberals are usually the ones who support stricter laws to shun gun culture. Whereas Conservatives are the people for gun culture.
6). Reports have found that states in US with stricter gun culture have lesser incidents of mass murders.