Today we’re going to tell you the story of American gun culture. The US Constitution gives all of its citizens the right to own a firearm. Guns are as easy to find in stores in America as you get fruits and vegetables in stores in India. The result is that over the past 50 years, more than 1.4 million people have died from gun violence in America.
The gun culture in America dates back to when the British government was there. At that time, there was no police or permanent security force and people had to protect themselves and their families, so they had the right to bear arms.
By the 19th century America had realized that gun culture would never allow for the establishment of peace, however, due to pressure from Gun Lobby and some politicians, no strict laws could ever be passed against it. she. And today in America an average of 100 people die every day because of it.
The history of gun culture in America is as old as the American Constitution.
In 1791, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution came into effect, and under it, American citizens were granted the right to bear arms. But this right also had a price. Millions of people have lost their lives to America’s gun culture for decades, and the burden of those deaths has increased over time on the US Parliament.
Even after 230 years, America has not been able to change this law today. The Parliament of America, which people expect a strict law to be passed on this, there are many such stores a short distance from this Parliament where you can easily buy modern weapons. .
According to a 2019 report, there are 63,000 licensed arms dealers in the United States, who have sold weapons worth Rs 83,000 crore to American citizens. This is much more than India’s health budget this year. (Figures for arms sales for 2018).
America may declare itself a champion of democracy in the world, but the truth is that it could neither win the war on terrorism by sending its armies to other countries, nor defeat armed terror in its own country.
Over the past 230 years, America has not been able to eradicate gun culture because the former president himself was influenced by it. We have some photos for you, in which you can see former US presidents with guns. For example, former US President Theodore Roosevelt loved to be photographed with a gun. He was President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. Likewise, you can also see photos of Franklin D Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, George Bush Sr. and George W Bush. All of these leaders have glorified gun culture in the past when they were president.
This too when gun culture was the main reason behind the assassinations of four former US presidents. 16th US President Abraham Lincoln and 20th President James A Garfield were murdered with guns.
American gun culture statistics
Between 2002 and 2011, an average of 31 people were killed in terrorist attacks in the United States each year. While an average of 11,000 people have lost their lives each year due to gun culture. Although America has declared a decisive fight against terrorism, it has never been able to do anything to stop gun culture.
- 58% of Americans have been confronted with Gun Terror
- Every day, an average of 100 people are killed in armed violence.
- 3 million children fight mass shooting or gun culture every year
- In 2018, there were 27 major mass shooting incidents in America.
- America’s total population is 33 and a half million, but the people there have around 400 million guns.
While India is second in this case with 70 million weapons and China third with 50 million weapons. The United States has 120 guns per 100 inhabitants, while Yemen comes in second, where there are 52 guns per 100 inhabitants. This is also the case when about 60% of Americans want tough laws to end gun culture.
America is the only country in the world where it is very easy for people to kill themselves because of gun culture. In 2019, around 24,000 people killed themselves by shooting themselves.
It is not difficult for Americans to buy a gun. All it takes is three things –
- Buyer’s age must be 21 years or older
- They shouldn’t have a criminal history
- They shouldn’t be mentally ill
Think about it… if the rules will be so simple, then why will there not be this gun culture.