Why Gun Control Will be the Hot Topic of the Midterm Elections

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There has been another mass shooting in the United States at least 17 people have been killed at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida. It is the deadliest school shooting since 26 people were killed at Connecticut school Sandy Hook in 2012.

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Last year, an attack on a concert in Las Vegas left 58 dead, the worst mass shooting in the US, and again raised questions about gun ownership and whether there should be tougher controls.

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How does the US compare with
other countries?

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About 40% of Americans say they own a gun or live in a household with one, according to a 2017 survey, and the rate of murder or manslaughter by firearm is the highest in the developed world. There were more than 11,000 deaths as a result of murder or manslaughter involving a firearm in 2016.

An international comparison of gun related killings as a % of all homicides

US                            64%

CANADA            30.5%

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ENGLAND            4.5%

AUSTRALIA            13%

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Public opinion is most divided over "concealed carry" policy

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Preventing the mentally ill from purchasing guns

Barring gun purchases by people on no-fly or watch lists

Allowing concealed carry in more places

Allowing teachers and officials to carry guns in schools

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