America should catch up with the rest of the world and update its constitution regarding firearms
In most countries in the world where firearms are legal in some way, they are also restricted, requiring some kind of licence or background check. America’s gun violence is 5 times higher than its neighbour, Canada, which requires gun owners to hold a licence, pass a test, have a background check and interviews.
Following the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 Australia passed the National Firearms Agreement. This was followed by a period of relatively few massacres compared to previous decades. Australians are still allowed to purchase guns but require a licence for hunting, sports shooting, pest control, collecting or farming. These licences are reviewed every three or five years and restricted to people free from mental-health problems.
Having a gun licence is more common for countries around the world than cases where it is not, and is arguably a sign of a modern developed country. The argument against having to have a licence for firearms is redundant as you are already required to have a licence for many other activities, and this is even the cause for the US. Driving, fishing, etc all require licences, so why not guns?