United States: Easier to buy a gun than kinder joy?

Updated: May 28, 2022, 08:48 AM(IST)

It’s not all difficult to buy guns in America. Hundreds of stores sell guns in the United States from big retail chains like Walmart to smaller family-run shops on the roadside. Weekend gun fairs are a great place to buy guns, people also usually buy guns from neighbours or relatives, it takes around 8-10 minutes. Law mandates that guns can only be sold to 18-year-olds or above, but violations are not uncommon. 

The right to keep arms is protected by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, and a number of federal statutes control access to guns. Activists have time and time again raised the issue of a need for stricter gun laws, but a mighty powerful gun lobby has stalled every such bill from becoming law.

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