Taya Kyle's Article 'American Sniper' Widow: Gun Control Analysis

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The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights granted U.S. citizens the right to bear arms. This amendment was passed by Congress on September 25, 1789. It’s original intent was so civilians could use their household weapons for military duty or for their own defense. Much has changed since 1789. Would our founding fathers enact this amendment if citizens had the guns we have today? Would they consider such an amendment if citizens were killing each other on the street, in schools and other public places? There is strong interest on the issue of gun control. Taya Kyle states her views on the subject in her article 'American Sniper ' Widow: Gun Control Won 't Protect Us. My beliefs on the subject clash greatly with hers because I regard gun control as necessary to preserve our safety. First of all, it is important to understand what gun control is as a whole. "The term 'gun control ' refers to any government policy limiting the ownership and use of firearms. Gun control policies can restrict the types of weapons and accessories that private individuals may legally possess or own" ("Guns", Culture ¶2). These policies have restrictions such as age, past…show more content…
For a long time she wanted to deny any existence of 'evils ' (a term she made for killers). When her husband died as an American sniper, she felt the need to own a gun. Her views on guns are mixed, but she is a firm believer in the second amendment (Kyle ¶1-3). "A mere 27 words in the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights somehow manage to incite some of the most heated and occasionally violent debates over two centuries after its drafting ("Right" ¶1). Gun owners cherish their freedom to guns. It is a sense of protection that the government has allowed us to have. Gun control, in no way, takes away that freedom; it simply limits certain rights for everyone 's safety ("Urbanism"
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