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By: Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:31:29 +0000 Of course free and unrestricted gun ownership increases the danger of gun-related crime, homicide and suicide making headlines in America everyday. But the fundamental issue to address is how the failures of gun control laws are connected to the failures of parenting in the American society and not the abuse of the Second Amendment (Amendment II).

Why are there more gun related violent incidents in America than Canada next door?
If gun control laws and policies are better in Canada, why not ask for constitutional amendment to adopt similar gun control laws and policies for the safety and security of Americans?
Or are Canadians more civilized than Americans?

It is fundamentally and morally wrong for any adult to be able to purchase a gun across the counter without any background check on the character of the person and why the person needs the gun and again there should be classification and restriction on guns for individuals and guns for certified security agencies. An individual should not be allowed to have legal access to guns used by the armed forces such as AK 47 and other similar weapons.

It is terrible that more Americans have been killed in crimes in American than all the American soldiers, diplomats and hostages killed in the wars on terrorists in the Middle East.

Gun control does not start on the street, but from the closet of every American parent.
When American parents fail in parenting, then the grave consequences are the horrors and terrors of violent crimes, homicide and suicide destroying thousands of lives in America and making the United States as unsafe as the Middle East and Africa where terrorists with regular access to guns illegally exported by tax paying American arms dealers are killing thousands of innocent people with the firearms they did not manufacture.

“When the foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do?”
~ ◄ Psalm 11:3 ►