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Guns by Mind Map: Guns

1. "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The reason for the Second Amendment was to have the militia ready to fight in the American Revolution. The 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

2. Currently, people all around the country (especially students) are marching, walking out, and protesting for stricter gun laws.

3. Safety Statistics

3.1. Nearly 1,300 children die every year from gunshot wounds https://www.cnn.com/2017/06/19/health/child-gun-violence-study/index.html

3.2. By April 20, there has already been 20 school shootings in the US https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/02/us/school-shootings-2018-list-trnd/index.html

3.3. On average, 96 Americans are killed by guns per day Gun Violence by the Numbers

3.4. In 2010, there were 31,076 deaths from guns

3.5. In Alaska, anyone over 21 can carry a gun. Gun Laws in Alaska: All The Latest Information for (2018)

3.5.1. Alaska has the highest gun violence rate in the US, with an average of 23 deaths per 100,000 people. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/02/21/states-most-and-least-gun-violence-see-where-your-state-stacks-up/359395002/

3.5.1.1. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/27/states-with-strict-gun-laws-have-fewer-firearms-deaths-heres-how-your-state-stacks-up.html

3.6. Hawaii is the state with the least gun violence.

3.7. Hawaii is the state with the strictest gun laws.

4. Ownership

4.1. Non-citizens cannot own a gun. Federal Law requires someone to be 21 to buy a gun, but in some places you can be 18.

4.2. In mostly rural places, children 14-16 and older can buy a rifle (for hunting).

4.3. In Maine, there's a partial ban on people carrying guns into restaurants.

4.3.1. In Maine, you don't need a permit to own a gun. You just need to be 21 or in the military and above 18. NRA-ILA | Maine Gun Laws

5. Second Amendment Rights

6. Protests

6.1. The deadly shooting at Florida High School took place on February 14th, 2018. 17 lives were taken and many others were injured.