Dear Guest ayank; your knowledge of history is rudimentary at best and should not be used in a debate where facts are respected. Canada also was a frontier country..much more recently I might add, than America...they do not share this gun toting philosophy. Bad history cannot justify blind stupidity.......guns are designed to kill things and they do........in large numbers. It is evident that the country with the highest murder rate also has the highest number of Guns...that is not an accident. As for the curtailment of personal freedom...it happens all the time in democratic countries..it is called the rule of law.