Pro-gun advocates argue that many firearms are used responsibly in sports like hunting and marksmanship, and that guns are required for personal protection, especially in rural areas where police response times are low. They also argue that a well-armed population is the best defense against a tyrannical government so widespread firearms ownership is fundamental to maintaining democracy. Do you think that our gun control laws are too strict or too lax? What do you think about laws in the United States where gun control laws are much looser? How can we reduce the incidence of mass shootings and gun-related deaths?