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Gun Control Vs Second Amendment Essay

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Over the past few years with the increase of technology, easily accessible media and multiple other factors lead to expansion of the idea of the Second Amendment versus the idea of gun control. When the Founders crafted the Constitution, they wrote "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed" (U.S. Const. Amend. II): which essentially obtained several different interpretations. Since then, the Supreme Court has taken up multiple cases where they are slowly determined the meaning of the Second Amendment, however there is still is no clear, concise meaning. Due to these unclear terms or definitions of this amendment, political parties have allocated for different stances on it. For example, most Republicans will believe that the Second Amendment is a right that can not be superseded by the government, whereas Democrats believe that the it should have harsher stipulations or overall be taken away. Overtime this argument continually grows, as does its history and strengthened …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the supreme court has taken up multiple cases where they are slowly determined the meaning of the second amendment, but there is still no clear, concise meaning.
  • Explains that gun control laws are enacted in hopes that it will decrease the amount of gun violence that occurs.
  • Argues that the solution to the problem is to make legislation to prevent violence, and maybe take away guns in general.
  • Explains that republicans, the nationals rifle association and other activist groups believe that guns are a guaranteed right from the constitution and are used to protect themselves from criminals.
  • Opines that gun rights are important in america, since the government is meant to protect and preserve the rights of its citizens.
  • Concludes that gun control is a sensitive topic in the united states, but it is unclear in which is the best way to solve gun violence.

As defined by U.S. Legal, gun control laws are “aim to restrict or regulate the sale, purchase, or possession of firearms through licensing, registration, or identification requirements” (US Legal). Gun control is enacted in hopes that it will decrease the amount of gun violence that occurs. Most gun control laws proceed after tragic events, such as Sandy Hook, the Columbine Shooting, and recent terrorists attacks. However, as history has presented itself in countries that have extreme gun control laws there are pros and cons to it. As a result of different cultures and views, the results of gun control vary from country to country. The problem in America is determining what would work best, which is what both political parties or active groups argue

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