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After Sandy Hook shooting surely now the US will get tough on gun laws
The terrible tragedy that took place on Friday, December 14 when 26 people were killed by a gunman, out of which 20 were beautiful little kids, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, has re-ignited the debate on guns in American society. This incident involving the shooter, the 20-year-old Adam Lanza, was one of the worst school massacres in the history of United States.

THIS INCIDENT is not the first of its kind in the US. The country has witnessed many such incidents, and the only common thing associated with all these tragedies is the liberal gun laws of the country, where a drivers license as an identification proof is enough to legally purchase a gun and to become a proud owner of it. The authority, which provides you the license, will not even ask you about the purpose for which you are taking the gun license.

Eleven out of twenty mass shooting incidents that took place in the last fifty years are from the United States. The country is becoming a remarkably violent country, and the southern part of US are the most violent ones. Now it's high time that America learns from countries like Japan, where the deaths related to gun violence are almost zero. Where America is known for its liberal gun laws, Japan is known for its strictest gun laws, reported Washington Post.

The Japanese citizens cannot legally buy all kinds of fire weapons. They are only allowed to buy shotguns and air rifles. The process of getting a license is not easy, you need to attend classes and qualify in a written test for it. And after a month's time you will be called for a shooting range class. After this you need to have a mental test and drug test report, which is to be submitted to the police. Finally, you have to go through a background check for any criminal records. After going through all this processes you will be issued a licenced gun and you need to file a documentation on the location of the gun in your house to the police. And all this process will be repeated for every three years.

Coming to today's incident at Connecticut, the gun laws are the strongest in Connecticut compared to other states in US, and are rated the fifth toughest laws by a pro-gun control Brady Campaign. To get a gun license at Connecticut, a person has to apply for a local permit with the town's police chief. The police takes finger prints and will send it for a background check. The waiting period to get the license will be 14 days. The toughest gun laws in US are not strong enough, the gun laws needs to be more stronger. But why the US government and states are not getting tough on gun laws?

The children and families in US are very much in favour of making the gun laws strict. But there is a very serious debate that's raging between those who who want to control gun laws, and those who believe in no gun regulation. This is also a very big political issue in US. The gun control association is in favour of restricting the gun rules whereas on the other side the National Rifle Association is waiting for the second amendment, which ensures an absolute right to 'bear arms' to every citizen of US, as per CliffsNotes.

Now, a major question is whether stricter gun control law will reduce the crime rate and Connecticut-type of incidents or not? Will the US government get tough on gun control laws with this incident? Do the citizens of US have to witness more such cases of gun violence in the near future?

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