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Solving Gun Violence using International ExamplesStatistically and stereotypically speaking Americans love their guns The US is home to more privately owned guns than any other country two hundred and seventy million of them It also boasts the record in guns-per-capita 888 firearms to every 100 citizens Gun Ownership Gun sportsmen collectors and hobbyists alike will fight tooth claw and shotgun to defend what they perceive as a basic human right- the right to bear arms particularly without too much restriction on what sort how many or how said arms are used and whether or not they are safely stored However many people within America grow weary of the heavy gun homicide rate rounding to just about 65 of all homicide and causing nine thousand deaths a year the mass shootings some of which are considered the worst tragedies in American history and especially the devastating deaths of children- we alone as a country have had a total of 31 school shootings since Columbine while the rest of the world combined scrapes by at a measly 14 Nobody wants to see another Virginia Tech in our schools and its time we took a stand and did something to prevent that America must act based on concern for the safety of our friends our families and our children Other countries serve as positive models for what we might be able to accomplish in the wake of the latest tragedy to hit our news channels Canada despite a seemingly gun-happy culture and high firearm possession rate 30 to every 100 has an average of about three-hundred-fifty firearm deaths a year a fraction of our roughly 9000 yearly gun murders and a per capita gun homicide rate of 051 to our shamefully high 32 Australia responded to the infamous Port Arthur massacre in which 35 people died by enacting a compulsory nationwide firearms buyback They have not seen a single mass killing in the fourteen years since Japan has
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