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Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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Gun Control The 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution 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.” ("The Bill of Rights: A Transcription.") Considering this Amendment was ratified in December of 1791, this has been one of the longest laws in the United States. This amendment has been the debate of many political leaders and fellow Americans for years. There are some people who believe that by abolishing or putting regulations on this law that Americans would be and are safer from each other. While looking in depth on what the 2nd amendment means, there seems to be quite a bit of confusion surrounding the words that are stated. While most Americans view it as a right to own guns, it does not state that the government can’t regulate gun laws. Paul Barrett of the New York Times who wrote an article called Gun Control and the Constitution: Should We Amend the Second Amendment? quoted John Paul Stevens, …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the 2nd amendment of the united states constitution states, "a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, shall not be infringed."
  • Explains that while most americans view the 2nd amendment as a right to own guns, it does not state that the government can’t regulate gun laws.
  • Opines that president barack obama feels strongly about regulations on gun control. he has shown sympathy for the victims and families of these tragic events.
  • Analyzes how the national rifle association has been under scrutiny for their actions on trying to stop gun control regulations due to the recent incline in school shootings.
  • Opines that the government has already put some regulations on gun control, such as a more extensive background check, longer waiting periods, and limited ammunition. they conclude that americans who are passionate about the 2nd amendment are punished with more regulations.

In an audio clip a question and answer episode President Obama publicly stated that, the fact that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns of the hands of people who can do just, unbelievable damage.” (“President Obama Tumblr Q&A”) There has been several incidents that have put this law in the media recently. President Obama made this statement not long following a school shooting in Seattle. He then continues that, “if public opinion does not demand change in Congress, it will not change.” (“President Obama Tumblr Q&A”) The fact that President Obama is trying to pass more laws regarding gun control is not all bad. He has shown sympathy for the victims and families of these tragic events however, if there were more strict regulations that does not necessarily mean that the people who are doing these terrible crimes would

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