The U.S. gun murder rate is about 20 times the average for all other countries on this chart. That means that Americans are 20 times as likely to be killed by a gun than is someone from another developed country.
Stricter laws created for the people and not against them are what has been proposed. Guns are extremely dangerous weapons, just like cars have the potential to be. Would you want an inexperienced, erratic, unsafe driver behind the wheel of a car on the road next to you? Would you give a license to someone that never had to read a driver’s manual or take a driving test? Then you shouldn’t be willing to hand an inexperienced, improperly educated, irresponsible person a gun either.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Injury Prevention & Control: Motor Vehicle Safety – Policy Impact: Seat Belts. CDC. 2012. Web. 29 April 2013. http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/seatbeltbrief/
Max Fischer. Chart: The U.S. has far more gun-related killings than any other developed country. The Washington Post. 14 December 2012. Web. 29 April 2013. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/12/14/chart-the-u-s-has-far-more-gun-related-killings-than-any-other-developed-country/
National Archives and Records Administration. The Charters of Freedom. NARA. Web. 29 April 2013.