Guns in America

Gun Facts: There are at least 270,000,000 guns owned by private citizens in America.

The national discussion came to a head after the massacre of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012. Twenty of those killed were children ages 6 and 7.
Less than six months later in May, there were 4,477 recorded guns deaths in the USA.
During an average year (2010), the Center for Disease Control recorded 11,078 firearm homicides.

There are some people who are alarmed by this information and these events and call for the various branches of government to take action to stop the violence, but others cite the 2nd Amendment, which provides for "A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed," claiming that any addition control would violate our Constitutional rights.

The following videos offer various takes on the issue. You decide.

1. Let's begin with Fox News' Lou Dobbs Interviewing NRA President. Wayne LaPierre about the Gun Control Debate

2. Chris Matthews: Hardball -- Gun Rights: Right-Wing America's Dangerous Love Affair With Guns



3. Senator Ted Cruz Questions Senator Feinstein at Senate Hearing on Gun Control



4. Bill Maher on Tonight Show on the NRA and Gun Control


5. Jon Stewart on Gun Control


6. Anderson Cooper AC 360 on the Gun Show Loophole



7. Bill O'Reilly Interviews John Stossel on Gun Control