In the wake of the Trayvon Martin tragedy and now the Aurora shooting, I’d say it’s hard to justify the lax gun laws in this country. But strict gun control laws don’t necessarily mean a decrease in gun violence. Mexico is a prime example of a country with strict gun control laws and a high incidence of gun violence.
So does a happy medium exist? If so, where on the spectrum of strict and lax does this safe, happy place sit? I think the question that the American public and subsequently the government needs to answer is what is more important, the rights of an individual to own a gun or the government’s commitment to public safety.