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    Views on the News: Gun Controls

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    Why, why, why is respect for human life not compatible with the ownership of firearms?
    In this WORLDbytes special on gun controls, author and lecturer Kevin Yuill shoots from the hip at a series of searching questions posed by young volunteers. The key issue he argues is freedom. The idea of gun culture in the USA is a myth he explains, perpetuated by Guardian readers and movies. Mass shootings are rare and guns are not magical objects making people killers as soon as they lay their hands on one. The statistics show there is no direct correlation between gun ownership and gun homicides, yet volunteers in this video find the facts hard to swallow. Distrust of our fellow citizens, unfamiliarity with guns and a degraded notion of freedom may be to blame we learn, as Yuill sets the record straight.