With the recent shooting in Connecticut and a series of mass shootings in the U.S., the debate over guns has taken center stage.

The question of whether guns can be used to kill people or whether they should be used only for self-defense is a hot topic.

Some gun-rights advocates, for example, argue that guns are an inherently dangerous weapon that should be banned, while others say they should only be used in self-defence.

Here are some of the most common misconceptions about guns.

What is a gun?

A gun is an object that fires a projectile.

Guns are used primarily for hunting, self-protection, or target practice.


The term gun is often used to refer to any of a variety of firearms, such as shotguns and rifles.

A handgun is a semiautomatic handgun that fires cartridges in a single round.


Guns can be legal to own, but it is illegal to carry or store them openly.


There is no legal definition of “gun.”

If someone wants to legally own a gun, they must prove to a judge that they are able to safely use it safely.


A gun can be legally possessed, but not legally owned.

Guns that are illegally possessed are illegal to possess or transfer.


If you are in possession of a gun in violation of state or federal law, you could face a penalty, including a fine, up to and including $1,000.

How often do people shoot guns?

According to the FBI, the number of gun-related deaths in the United States jumped from 5,400 in 1994 to 10,900 in 2014.

The most recent numbers are from 2015, and the figure for 2014 is from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the FBI’s national firearms database, reports that in 2014, there were 1,972 gun- related homicides, and that in 2015, there was 2,068.

In 2016, there are more than 4,000 deaths associated with gun violence.

In 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, the average age of a person who shot a gun was 32.

The gun-death rate has been rising steadily since 1994, with more than 6,000 people dying from gun violence in 2016.

What are the statistics for domestic violence?

Domestic violence is a type of intimate partner violence, and it includes incidents in which a person uses physical force against their partner in their home or in a place where they share a common home or intimate space.

In 2014, the national average for domestic homicides was 2.7 per 100,000 population, the second-highest rate after gun homicides.

What does the phrase “self-defense” mean?

“Self-defense,” which has been around for decades, refers to the use of force by a person to defend themselves against another person who has committed a violent or abusive act.

It is defined by the Supreme Court as a defensive act, which includes use of a firearm or other weapon in self defence.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “self defense” is defined as: “An act in self‑defence in which one or more of the following is true: (1) The person is defending himself against the use or imminent use of physical force by another; (2) The use of any weapon or other means of force or violence is necessary to prevent death or serious bodily injury to the other person; (3) The other person is committing an act of violence against another; or (4) The act is in self‐defence of oneself or another against the imminent use or potential use of lethal force by the other.”

How do I get a gun permit?

The process of obtaining a gun-permit in Colorado varies depending on where you live.

Here’s how to get your permit.

To get a firearm-permitting permit, you’ll need to fill out a form, which is then sent to the county where you want to get a permit.

You’ll need your name, address, date of birth, date, and a few other pieces of information.

You may be required to submit other information that the county will need to verify.

You can then get a concealed-carry permit, which allows you to carry concealed weapons and is not required to be completed by you or your spouse.

To apply for a concealed weapon permit, the county can ask you to fill it out and send it to them.

The county must also fill out the application form and send you a completed form, or the application will be returned to you.

You then go to the County Clerk’s office in the county you live in to apply for your permit and submit it to the issuing officer.

To buy a firearm, you must go to a gun shop and apply for an individual firearms license.

You will then have to wait until the shop opens to get an individual license.

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