The Second Amendment of the Constitution of the USA states: According to the [link=http://www.norc.org/GSS+Website/]General Social Survey[/link] 44% have a gun in the home, and the Supreme Court recently heard the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, in which they clarified that the Second Amendment is an individual right, and not dependent on membership in a militia. However, guns are often tied to crime, and according to the [link=ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/ncipc/10LC-2003/PDF/10lc-violence.pdf]Center for Disease Control[/link], around 12,000 die each year as a result of gun homocides, and another 16,000 die from suicides using guns. Further, one quarter of commercial robberies involve a gun. As a start to the topic, what are your basic feelings on gun control, either in the U.S. in particular or in other countries? This topic is likely to pick up subtopics as it goes on to provide focus for the discussion, but for now is relatively open to survey the terrain.