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Policy on Handguns and Assault Weapons

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Only law enforcement and the military should be allowed to own handguns or assault weapons. If everyone in the world can have access to these guns the crime rate will keep increasing. We should only be able to own/buy guns that are certified for hunting purposes. This will allow people to own/buy a regular shotgun or rifle. What kind of criminal is going to go running around with shotguns and rifles breaking into houses or killing young innocent victims? Criminals are going to do whatever they can to get their job done. At least banning handguns and assault weapons should decrease the rate of deaths from weapons in the United States.
Military and police forces should be the only people that have possession of assault weapons. There is not a reason for anyone on the street to own an assault weapon. After the killings in Aurora, Colorado and Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut the debate on right to bear arms is alive and a hot topic in Washington D.C. It is sad that it took terrible killings to bring the topic to the attention of America again. Many Americans feel that the second amendment gives them the right to own mass weapons of destructions, and weapons like these can change a community terribly. How many senseless killings will it take to change how Americans feel?
In 1791, when the second amendment to the constitution was ratified the amendment said, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of the free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The article, Changing the Constitutional Landscape for Firearms: The US Supreme Court's Recent Second Amendment, discusses two supreme court cases that scholars and judges interpreted exactly what that amendment is mean...

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