With the possible exception of abortion, no other current issue has
split the country in two like the debate surrounding gun control. Both sides
are equally adamant. The pro gun side, as represented by the National Rifle
Association, continues to oppose all gun control measures primarily on the
grounds that any law restricting gun ownership is unconstitutional. Proponents
of gun control
argue that gun violence is an epidemic out of control across the
country, and call on federal lawmakers to stem the flow of blood with anti-gun
legislation. This side won a crucial battle in the debate two years ago with
the passage of the so called “Brady Bill
,” Federal legislation that banned the
production and sale of some semiautomatic rifles and initiated a waiting period
and background check for gun buyers. However, more recently than now
Republican-controlled Congress, with the backing of the NRA, has reignited that
battle with plans to repeal the Brady Bill.
The second amendment to the constitution guarantees Americans the right
to keep and bear arms without government interference. gun control advocates
seem ready and eager to disregard this right which is currently being exercised
by 70 million Americans. (METSKA)
I believe that the governments struggle to keep guns
out of the hand of
juveniles and criminals is a worthy one, but when it comes to unconstitutional
interrogation then its getting out of control. The government is currently
trying to implement laws that will keep weapons out of the hands of every one.
The people on capital hill say that they want a safer America, they want the
youth of America to grow up in a caring non-violent environment, yet all they
really want is a more productive best in its class nation.
History proves that criminal behavior cannot be controlled by the
government attempting to regulate inanimate objects. In other words, criminals
will always find a way to get a hold of drugs, guns, what have you. Proof:
drugs may be illegal yet we still have one heck of a problem with them; thus,
if guns of some sort are made illegal then, we will probably end up with one
heck of a gun problem. I believe that its not that they need a gun or think its
cool, I think its just the thrill of breaking the law and rebelling.
Take into consideration this hypothesis; punishment should be a sort of
“after market” type deal, where you should not be punished for having a gun.
The punishment should be overly severe for using a gun in a improper manner.
People should not fear guns, they should fear using a gun.
Finally in essence to my thesis, guns are what make Americans AMERICANS!