Gun Rights in the US
Immediately after the shooting at Virginia Tech University, Americans gathered to mourn (致哀) the dead. The president and the state governor both hurried there to share the__________ (1).
But the majority of Americans still cling to their fight to __________(2)weapons.
Strictly speaking, the US is not the only country__________ (3)gun violence has destroyed lives, families and communities in everyday circumstance. But the US is one of the__________ (4)countries that seem unwilling and politically incapable of doing anything serious to stop it.
In countries like Britain and Canada, the government adopted stricter__________ (5) control soon after serious gun violence incidents. US leaders, however, are held__________ (6) by the gun lobby ( 院外活动集团 ) and the electoral (选举的) system.
The powerful National Rifle Association, the major supporter of gun__________ (7) in the US,is too strong for any party to take on Most Republicans oppose gun control anyway.__________(8) the years, the Democrats have found that they can either campaign for gun control or win power,not(9); they prefer power.
According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, firearm ( 火器 )incidents accounted__________ (10)nine percent of the 4.7 million violent crimes in 2005. So, although opinion polls show mostAmericans want stricter gun laws, many don't want to give up their arms they__________ (11) to protect themselves.
Dave Hancock, a Virginia gun lover, is one example. In an interview he said, "If one professor in the Virginia incident had been carrying a legal weapon, they might have been able to__________(12) all this." In his opinion, the massacre ( 大屠杀 ) is an argument for more people to carry weapons, not fewer.
But at the root of Americans' clinging to the fight to bear arms is not just a fear of crime, but a mistrust of __________(13), commented UK's Guardian newspaper.
One Virginia resident who had a permit to carry a concealed (隐藏的) firearm, told the Guardian that it was__________(14), American's responsibility to have a gun.
"Each person," he said, "should not rely solely__________(15) the government for protection."
10. A. of
11. A. hide
12. A. stop
13. A. guards
14. A. many
15. A. in