Do you really think it is reasonable to compare the homicides statistics of a country with 325 million people with countries ("euro shitholes") which only have a few million people living inside of it? Not only is that unreasonable, it is simply not true. The united states is immensely safer than it was 20, even 10 years ago, the only reason that people think otherwise is because the media explodes these tragic stories as if they occur every day.
You are right when you say that it does not happen in other countries. this is because our country has developed since its inception with a strong firearm and liberty culture which has led to where we are today. that's really what it is, a cultural difference between our countries and the value that we place upon our security and that of our family and home. for example, i view the ability to own a firearm as an equalizer between the potentially armed criminal trying to break into my home and harm my family and loot my possessions. Or the ability to protect my family and my community from a tyrannical government in the case that that would ever happen (you must understand that our country was born as a result of the rebellion against the strongest empire on the face of the earth).
"The second amendment cannot be pulled back, much less stopped - but there is no denying that it shouldn’t ever have existed. Sadly a lot of innocents are dying because of it. " the situation currently is not easy, you cannot take firearms away from law abiding citizens (of which the VAST majority of firearm owners are) and there are so many firearms in the united states already that it would be difficult to get them off the black market as well. It is essential that you recognize that for every person being killed tragically as a result of a firearm homicide, there may have been eighteen thousand homicides but there were somewhere from 500 thousand to THREE MILLION uses of a firearm which have actually SAVED lives. The discrepancy between 500,000 ( a minimum) and 3 million is because it is possible to simply brandish a firearm and save someone's life in the process of a crime. This means that there is a ratio of somewhere between 27:1 and 166:1 lives saved to lives taken with firearms in our country. Based on that I could not argue that the second amendment has done more harm than good. If anything, it is the exact opposite.
Yet we have leftist politicians, who know nothing about firearms to begin with, want to enact these policies which would not actually have stopped ANY of the school shooters in the last twenty years, but would simply infringe upon the right of the majority (law abiding firearm owners) to obey the law while also protecting their livelihood.
wow that is a lot more than i wanted to write.