#1: More guns don’t make you safer
#2: Shootings are more frequent
#3: Restricting sales works
#4: Background checks work
❝ In most restrictive background checks performed in developed countries, citizens are required to train for gun handling, obtain a license for hunting or provide proof of membership to a shooting range.
Individuals must prove that they do not belong to any “prohibited group,” such as the mentally ill, criminals, children or those at high risk of committing violent crime, such as individuals with a police record of threatening the life of another.
❝ Here’s the bottom line. With these provisions, most U.S. active shooters would have been denied the purchase of a firearm.
Please, RTFA for all the points examined by Frederic Lemieux. At a minimum, you may learn a few new facts about the reality of American background checks.
#5: Not all mass shootings are terrorism
#6: Historical comparisons may be flawed