With an average of almost one gun per person in the U.S., Mr. Dunne believes that it is a gaurantee visitors will come into contact with one if they stay longer than a month. (George Frey/Getty Images)
It's no secret that the topic of gun control in the United States is a contentious issue. It seems, however, that this issue may soon be affecting not only American citizens, but visitors to the U.S. as well. Last week, House Republican Howard Dunne announced a new bill that would require all visitors who plan on staying in America for more than a month to take basic gun training.
"We know how to handle guns, but visitors to our country don't" said Mr.
Dunne, "This is about safety ... I'm baffled that we have people coming
here that don't know the difference between an AR-15 and a M1911. That
is flat out dangerous."
"If I went to Italy, I would take the
time to learn about the different types of pasta because that is part of
their culture. This bill ensures that people learn about ours."
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