Today: Thursday, 25 April 2024 year

San Bernardino Massacre Reignites Gun Control Debate

The San Bernardino shooting has reignited the gun control debate in the United States. It has inspired widespread discussion about gun laws and gun violence. President Barack Obama too called for more stringent related rules.

Fourteen people were killed and 17 others injured in the massacre on December 2, 2015, which marks the 353rd incident of gun violence this year in the US.

Obama said people of “no fly list” should not be able to buy guns so easily from licensed dealers. However, the proponents of gun rights were quick enough in criticizing the suggestion saying it may violate the rights of people who have been mistakenly put on the list or people with the same name.

The National Rifle Association said it may push the terror-minded people in buying the firearms and ammunition from illegal channels and unlicensed sources.

Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) records reveal about 1.3 percent of fatalities in the United States were due to firearms.