Data shows that 32% of Americans either own a gun or live with someone who does. "Everytown" research shows that 133 mass shootings have taken place between January of 2009 and July of 2015. In majority of these mass shootings was the gun purchased legally by the shooter. And in a crime study highlighted by the "Washington Examiner", it was exposed that in most mass shootings a handgun was used instead of an assault weapon.
Given the facts provided above, guns should be banned across the nation. However, even with repealing gun laws people would still find a way to obtain them. Getting rid of guns will not prevent mass shootings, even though we would like to believe that it would. Increasing the difficulty of a person's ability to receive a gun license will not do much either (considering there are many gun owners who lack a license). While some people may defend owning a gun for the purpose of protection, hunting, etc., none of the purposes for ownership take away from the fact that the owners are fully capable of using guns harmfully.
While a hunter may be prone to use a shotgun and a person who desires security may be prone to use a handgun, no one should be eligible to own an automatic gun. Don't get me wrong, guns are guns. But for what reason would someone need a machine gun. In my opinion, only the military should carry (automatic) guns. It bothers me that people are proud to be gun owners. When hearing the word gun my mind simultaneously thinks of the word kill. The two are nearly synonymous to me. Re-referencing my disgust in a gun owners pride, I do not believe that most gun owners would be proud to be called killers.
I do not know how America should solve the issue of gun violence. Even in formally and lawfully solving the issue, we are uncertain if that will somewhat stop the violence. Yet, I do believe that we should still start somewhere because that is really all that we can do. Maybe the answer to the problem is traced further back beyond the marketing system.