As horrible as it sounds, almost every year the United States suffers at least one case of a mass shooting with lethal consequences. Such incidents occur in schools, office environments, student campuses, hotel lobbies, cafes, and other public spaces.
The news media highlights each of them in all details, often spreading, intentionally or not, the feeling of total insecurity among the population. Naturally, not only the United States suffers from mass shootings.
Any system, even the most advanced one, has it flaws. Representative democracy, while being probably the most optimal form of government available nowadays, is imperfect, and does not guarantee effective solutions to the problems a state face.
Capitalism, while encouraging competition and thus making progress to move forward, is in many ways an inhumane and ruthless form of organizing economics relationships within a society.
A right to bear arms, while theoretically providing effective means of self-defence and ensuring one’s security, fails to guarantee safety.
Of course, people purchasing weapons are supposed to undergo background checks, procedures ensuring they can be allowed to own firearms. However, in practise, it turns out that the system does not work as well.