True, that was a true tragedy and lots of young people were killed that day. However; Since WWII, we have had one, as in ONE, such shooting here in Norway. How many have you had? Do you want me to start the listing of school and campus shootings you´ve had? But ohhh, I forgot, the NRA blamed that on not enough guns amongst the good guys at school, as in pupils and teachers. "Oh Mrs. Pearson, I really like your new handgun! Nice holster too!".
An example; We have much (as in MUCH) stricter weapon control here in Norway, than you in the US. However, since we are a nation of hunters, we have lots of hunting rifles (we are actually in 11th place globally on weapon density), but you have to go through special training and screening to get one. Hand guns, assault rifles etc. are banned and the control with ammunition and use is significant.
The fact is this: The more guns there are in the hands of law abiding citizens, the less crime there is.
Sorry, but the fact is that you don't know what the heck you're talking about. Is Kellyanne checking your facts for you?
The rate of people getting killed in the US is 50, FIFTY, times higher in the US, compared to what we have. But, of course, that has absolutely nothing to do with your liberal weapon legislation
Anders Behring Breivik: The strict gun laws did nothing to deter this attack. The strict gun laws did, however, leave more than 50 people completely defenseless.
How many policemen are killed in the US every year? According to Wikipedia 4.078 officers killed since 1990! Since WWII, a grand total of 10 Norwegian police officers have been killed in service.
How many people were shot and killed by US police in 2016? According to Washington Post; 963 people. Over here, our police fired their guns twice, as in TWO, against humans last year. Missed both times.
So, whatever you think about weapons and however eager you are to defend your crazy legislation, you have every statistic in the world against you, when you argue that it deter violence and prevents good people from being killed. More good people are killed in the US than in any comparable country.
FYI I was Nordic (as in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark) champion in archery in my youth and won the annual shooting contest in the Air Force during my service. I also hunt moose, deer, reindeer and mountain grouse, so I am not against weapons, as long as they have a proper purpose, as in hunting rifle, are properly used and properly secured.
You have a total population of 5 million or so people in Norway and want to directly compare that to a far more diverse and socially complex nation of 316,000,000. I get it.
No, I don´t. You brought Norway in, by using the only mass shooting we have had in 75 years as an example. I just told you how stupid that was.
If you wish, if you think you have a case, lets compare to Germany, UK, France, Italy, Japan or even all of Europe, with a comparable population, social diversity and similar living standard. You will see exactly the same thing. The only countries you can compare yourselves to statistically, are the likes of South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines ... etc. Not where you want to be.
Your weapon legislation is totally crazy and responsible for killing thousands of good Americans every year.