Does Gun Control Really Help?

The Weekly Sam

Due to current events, I wanted to bring up gun control.  I know it is like beating a dead horse talking about gun control, but I wanted to talk about how we compare to other countries around the world.

Last semester, I took Comm 304, which was a lot of fun.  At the beginning of the semester, we had to do debates and I remember watching the debate about gun control.  One of the biggest arguments for the team for gun control was that people, like the type of guy that killed 58 people this week in Vegas, are just going to get their guns from somewhere else. He compared it to the 1920’s prohibition, where everyone got alcohol illegally.

Since the Vegas shooting, there has been a lot of comparisons to other countries going around and I find Japan to be one of the better comparisons.  Japan has very…

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