Gun control is a polarizing topic in the United States. Some Americans argue that owning firearms is a right protected by the Second Amendment of the Constitution and should not be restricted. Gun-control advocates counter that the amendment’s emphasis is on militias, not civilian gun ownership.
Every mass shooting in the country brings the issue of gun control back to public attention. Citizens and politicians alike debate whether current gun control efforts are effective enough or new legislation should be drawn up. In the following infographic, Joslyn Law Firm compares gun control measures to gun-related homicides by state.