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Gun Control Right In America

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The issue of gun control is an important decision opportunity for our country. Many people are asking whether guns are helpful and many of us have been saying they are, or if they are the killing machines they have recently been publicized as. Gun control is different all around the world but in the United States, we have simple limits. Some like to argue that having gun control does not reduce gun-related issues, such as murders or suicide and others argue that it would. The Second Amendment, the Columbine shooting, and self defense are all prime examples of why qualified Americans should be able to possess a firearm. The Second Amendment to the US Constitution, the right to bear arms, is one that every US citizen has the right to and it should not be taken away due to present gun control issues. The gun debate in the United States widely revolves around the Second Amendment. Acorrding to Each side of this debate has their own reasons as to why it is good or not, but those who are strongly against gun control usually find themselves going back to the Bill of Rights to back them up. When asked about guns, most people say they are bad and decide gun control is a good thing. Although it is easy to see where they would think that, if they had more information or even took the time to learn they would see how it could benefit people to own a gun, that and it is a stated American right. Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm unconnected with service and to use that weapon for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Although no one knows the reasoning behind it, The Columbine High School massacre is the deadliest mass murder committed on an American high school campus. In re... ... middle of paper ... ...ning is ridiculous. In the book “Making Gun Control Happen” the author, Patrick Radden Keefe, writes as an enforcer to gun control. He indicates that one change would be to “mandate a criminal background check for all gun purchases” as it should stop the majority of the criminals from getting their hands on the very weapons that are used today for such mass killings. Although that seems like a good idea, criminals will still continue to get their guns illegally by stealing them or purchasing them from an unauthorized dealer. Or possibly trading drugs or other illegal contraband. Let’s stick with the Second Amendment, the right to bare arms and forget Gun Control. Works Cited Making Gun Control Happen the author, Patrick Radden Keef http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_Am2.html whatisguncontrol.net http://www.crimemuseum.org/library/serialKillers/columbine.html

In this essay, the author

  • Argues that gun control is an important decision opportunity for our country. the second amendment, the columbine shooting, and self defense are prime examples of why qualified americans should be able to possess a firearm.
  • Explains that the second amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm unconnected with service and to use that weapon for traditionally lawful purposes.
  • Opines that the columbine high school massacre is the deadliest mass murder committed on an american high school campus.
  • Opines that self defense plays a huge factor in the gun control act. america has shown us how cruel people can actually be.
  • Opines that in order to protect ourselves, we should atleast have the option. after the many mass shootings in the past, this "need" has come backed by the lame argument that guns are the cause.
  • Opines that guns are a helper in times of crisis when help is too far away or unable to come. limiting the type of gun you can purchase or even doing something as simple as background check will stop murders like the columbine shooting is ridiculous.
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