The Second Amendment states: "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." Pro-gun advocates claim that this amendment guarantees their individual right to own a gun, and that gun control laws are therefore a violation of their constitutional rights. In fact, the term "violation of our Second Amendment rights" has become a battle cry in gun lobbyist literature, repeated everywhere in their editorials and essays. However, this raises a fascinating observation. If gun control laws are so obviously a violation of the Second Amendment, then why doesn't the National Rifle Association challenge them on constitutional grounds before the Supreme Court?
They often assert that the term "militia" should now be defined as each state's National Guard or Reserves. On the other hand, anti gun control advocates argue that the Second Amendment clearly states that the people have the right to own and bear arms even if they are not part of an organized militia. II. ANTI GUN CONTROL ACTIVISTS VIEWS AND BASIS Anti-gun control activists interpret the Second Amendment as saying that any individual, weather he be in the military or not, should be allowed to own firearms. Anti-gun control activists believe that the constitutional right granted by the Second Amendment should never be taken away because it would completely violate the purpose the bill of rights (LaPierre, 1 of 2).
I feel that it is wrong for government agencies to ask your political views in order for you to obtain a gun. It is not their right to decide which views are acceptable for gun ownership. The government must provide the right to bear arms equally to all citizens. If the government could completely regulate who had weapons and who didn’t have weapons there would be no equality among the people. The reason being is the government would abusively allow their supports to own weapons and the non supports would be without weapons to defend themselves.
If we had no guns what's to stop people with a knife or a pipe trying to rob or even kill us? america has a right to own guns and as loyal americans we s... ... middle of paper ... ...nseless people of america defend themselves against a robbery or something else. the answer is that they wouldn't. concealed handguns at least let you have the power to stop and assault directed toward you. If we had no guns we as americans wouldn't be able to protect ourselves against robbers of other things.There are elected officials that are actively engaging in the development of measures to destroy our Constitutional right to bear arms as per the 2nd amendment.
The second amendment clearly states “the right to bear arms”, don’t let the government try to change that. Don’t let gun control laws fool the public, because they have not been proven to reduce crime at all. So go out and buy a gun before that right is taken away. Eventually guns might just be a thing of the past. So practice your right to protect your country and vote against gun control any time that you
Some government officials think guns should be fully legal, other think it should be illegal and that all guns should be taken away from the people. This is a huge ongoing rights debate, because both sides have solid platforms and dedicated members. I believe people should have gun rights, having a gun to protect your rights as a person and as a citizen of the United States is a necessary evil to keep the peace. Taking away the rights citizens have to own guns will result in more violence and will create a bigger issue, because the people using their guns legally for protection will be left unprotected from other people who take advantage of the law and will use an illegal gun to commit a crime. The right to own a gun has evolved over the years.
They want to challenge the freedoms that have built the United States into the nation that it is today. They want to challenge the freedoms that Americans are specifically promised in the second amendment of the Constitution. All lawmakers need to stop consider the effects that will come into play with the creation of gun control laws. Lawmakers should not pass gun control legislation because guns provide protection for citizens, the absence of liberty infringing laws keeps trust in the United States government, and guns allow Americans the ability to engage in traditional pastimes. Current lawmakers believe that any possession of firearms leads to serious danger because of the way that they might be used.
The NRA has said that these debates are far from over. President Obama has also said the same thing. Both of these comments have to be taken into consideration when you decide who will win this issue. In my opinion I think the government is what is causing gun control. I understand that civilians should not use automatic weapons.
The last aspects of the controversy are the federal and state laws that have decided whether or not concealed wea... ... middle of paper ... ...ina in the other hand has prohibited the possession of any firearm to civilians other than sportsmen, hunters and security personnel. Even though rifles and shotguns are permitted, they require a time consuming licensing procedure in order to even possess one and the only citizens that can procure them are sportsmen who need these firearms to hunt and shoot skeet disks. Works Cited Wintemute, Garen J. "Where the Guns Come from: The Gun Industry and Gun Commerce." Princeton University 2002: 54-71.
Because it has not worked before, current gun control laws and attempted laws target the wrong guns, banning the targeted guns or any guns for that matter will not prevent mass shootings, and it infringes on our constitutional rights as Americans. Together, we will not only be addressing these issues, but we will provide well thought out answers to many arguments that pro-gun control advocates can retaliate with. The first and simplest way to show that gun control will not work is to look to the past. Usually, people learn from their past mistakes and from other’s past mistakes in history. Sadly, American society has clearly shown a lack of development in this topic.