Why Do Americans Have So Many Guns ? (1)

2013/09/27

There was another shooting incident in America recently that ended in 12 people being shot by a crazy gunman in  Whashington DC.
Such happenings are not so unusual in the USA - unfortunately,

Japanese and other people often ask "Why do Americans like guns so much ?

Well, some people in the U.S feel safer from crime if they a gun to protect themselves.  Such people believe that more guns means less crime.  (They believe that the bad guys will be afraid to attack or rob someone with a gun.)

There are about 300,000,000 guns in America, almost the same as the population.  But most of these guns are owned by 34% of American people - Not all the Americans have guns.          (G.K)



お役立ち英会話表現 その165
shooting incident                  銃撃事件
end in 〜            結果 〜 となる、〜で終わる
more guns means less crime        銃が多いほど犯罪が少なくなる
someone with a gun               銃を持った人
not all Americans                アメリカ人全員ではない

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