dropping ever since 1993, the statistical fact indicates that everyday in the US, 14children aged 19 and under are killed in gun homicides, suicides, and unintentionalshootings
. Although it is unintentional, during the past seven years, around 206 studentshave lost their lives because of school related gun violence. In the Past two years, 6,000students have been caught at school with guns and only 13 were federally prosecuted because there is no accountability and responsibility required in gun ownership policies.Many gun possessors do not license or register their guns
. Under current laws of theUSA, a teenager can acquire a gun easily as a part of the American Constitutional Rights.A recent FBI study of 41 school shooters in 37 incidents revealed that attackers found iteasy to get weapons. Most of these attackers get guns from their homes, friends, relativesand as gifts. Although supporters of gun authorization argue that in 1994, the Brady lawhas made it illegal for children under age 21 to purchase handguns from licensed dealers,the loophole still permits many teens to possess guns. Many 18-21 year olds purchasehandguns from private or unlicensed individuals. Supporters of gun ownership mightargue that there is a three-day waiting period for background checks required by the 1993Brady Gun Act. However, the House later approved an amendment to limit the background check to 24 hours, after which the weapon could be sold even if the check weren't complete. This might bring another disaster due to gun violence by children.Opponents of this position argue that even though there are Child Access Prevention laws(CAP law), the complete responsibility for it is still lacking
. On Mother’s day 2000,Americans stood up and cried to express their solidarity with 750,000 moms on the mallin Washington D.C. saying gun violence is “Enough”. Enough is Enough.”
http://www.streetlaw.org/youthact/gunviolence/rights.html. Retrieved on April 22, 2004.