Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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Firearms have played an important role in our history, the founding fathers wrote into the Constitution the Second Amendment. The right to bear arms was written in a different time and is very vague, but still guarantees all citizens the right to protect their family and property. Some parts of our history were brutal and devastating but other parts were liberating and history changing. Firearms have been used by almost everyone from military members to homeowners, but some people took firearms and used them to rob banks, hurt people and much more. These ups and downs have caused the people of the country to pick sides and forced the government to create gun control laws. These laws were meant to keep firearms out of the hands of those who…show more content…
Gun control is one of the most controversial and emotional issues in many countries, with the debate often centering on whether regulations on an individual’s right to arms are an undue restriction on liberty and whether there is a correlation between guns and crime. Proponents of gun-control legislation assert that the strict enforcement of gun-control laws saves lives and reduces crime. By contrast, opponents of gun control assert that minimal restrictions on guns ensure that individuals have adequate means for self-defense and that a wider distribution of firearms results in safer communities. (Charles,…show more content…
They also feel that the law-abiding citizens should have no need to own or operate guns. If it weren’t for guns police officers would not be as effective, military personnel would not be able to do their jobs, many rights and freedoms that we enjoy today would not be possible. Gun control is a good thought but wrong, gun control laws throughout the U.S. vary from state to state. “In Colorado you can purchase any type of gun: handgun, machine gun, shotgun, rifle, automatic rifle, etc. at the age of 18 (Colorado Gun Laws, n.d.), while in other places you would need a hunting license. Being that I live in California I know that you have to be 25, fill out many forms and wait for clearance from state authorities that your background has been cleared. In Texas citizens are allowed to carry concealed weapons at the age of 21 and there is no need to register or purchase a permit or license. As you can see gun control laws vary widely from state to state, if the government really wanted to limit guns to the general population then the laws should be consistent throughout all the states. These laws only make criminals richer, they see a need and do what they can to acquire guns to sell to anyone with money. The system is flawed and unless it can be fixed nothing will

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