Studies show that more guns equate with more suicides, homicides and accidental deaths. Yet, more than a third of U.S. homes contain a gun.
National Rifle Association
The U.S. murder rate by firearms is about 20 times the average of other high-income countries. Many blame weak federal regulations that allow people to acquire weapons far too easily.
Lt. Col. Oliver North, of Iran-Contra Affair fame, is the scheduled keynote speaker for a Sept. 13 benefit dinner to support the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land.
Because it's difficult to legally buy a gun in Mexico, "illicit firearms are responsible for all the gun deaths. And it is the U.S. ... making this gun trafficking possible."