Argumentative Essay: Gun Control is Oppression

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When our fore fathers first came onto this land, they were

oppressed by their rulers. These wise men decided to stage a revolt

against their government and start up a new government, with a set of rules,

laws and rights. They did not stage this massive revolt by negotiation, or

arbitration but with blood shed on both sides. When the revolt was over,

the fore fathers had risen to victory through the use of warfare and guns.

They then decided to make a bill stating the basic rights that every man in

the country could have. There were ten of these basic rights, among them

were the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the right of

free speech, and most importantly, the right too keep and bear arms in

order to protect their families, gather food, and preserve their rights,

from all threats. However, in these times of increased violence with guns

and wild over population, is keeping guns available too dangerous to be

continued? If so, how can we justify taking away one of the most

basic and sacred rights that has been held throughout the ages? If we do

this, are we any better than our previous rulers who used control as an

excuse for oppression?

The opposition of gun rights say that the amendment states that The

Second Amendment was never intended as a gun license for the entire

American populace. As originally drafted—and as consistently interpreted by

the courts for more than a century—the Amendment does not grant any blanket

right to own a gun nor does it stand in the way of rational, effective gun

control. They also say that the idea of gun ownership as an American

Birthright is just a myth. However, this is not true. The amendment

states that the right to bear arms shall not be infringed. Clearly stated,

this says that the right of people to have and use guns shall not be taken

away.

The modern day anti-gun advocate cries out that if guns were

outlawed, then the violent crime rate would drop dramatically. Were this

true, I would agree with them, however, this is the true myth in the

situation. Were guns still outlawed, the criminal with a desire to attain

a gun would still be able to get them. In the first place, most violent

criminals do not buy guns legally in the first place, they usually buy them

from black market dealers. Second, the crime rate does not come from the

availability of firearms but from the lack respect in today's society for

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