The Republicans and gun enthusiasts have blocked the CDC from even studying gun related violence, and the American Medical Association has come out in favor of gun control, because of so many people getting hurt due to gun violence.
When I worked taking medical histories, I was astounded by the number of people who have suffered injuries related to guns.
The Second Amendment that the gun lovers quote so often was originally meant to prevent a standing army, and it also may have been a concession to the South to keep militias who would control slaves. Thomas Jefferson was against a standing army.
In this day and age where the military has drone bombs and tanks, someone with a handgun will not be able to defend him or herself against modern weaponry. A handgun’s purpose is to kill people. An automatic weapon is not used to hunt or should not be used to hunt. Its purpose is to kill many people and that’s about it. I stand with you.