The majority of US citizens are allowed to buy and keep guns without any restriction. Non-citizens are allowed only if they have a permit. As a result, more crimes are committed and more people are dying from gunshots.
This is an issue that is going to be very difficult for the US government to handle, once it gets out of hand.
In America guns are seen as symbols of freedom and liberty , which is something many people misunderstand or misuse. Having a gun in the house, can not only make you a criminal really quick
but also increases your chances of becoming a victim of firearm related suicide or homicide in the home. For instance, if anyone in the household is short tempered
or has some anger issues that are hard to get under control, gets ahold of a gun, and in the heat of a moment just pulls the trigger without thinking - anything could happen.