Argumentative Essay: Do Guns Kill People?

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Guns Do Not Kill “Chinese fire lances, recognized as the world’s first guns, were invented in the tenth century of bamboo and gunpowder” (Harder 2). Over time, guns have improved causing a greater threat to modern day society. “Since the National Act of Firearms was passed in 1934, gun control has been a controversial topic throughout America” (Tim 1). Due to the multiple, past, mass shootings, politicians are debating the complete despotism of guns. If the right to bear arms is completely removed from American citizens, criminals will be the only ones with guns causing a threat to everyone. The right to possess this type of machinery should be legal because guns do not kill people, people kill people. “The right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Written by James Madison in 1789 and soon, three years later, adopted into the Constitution in 1791, the Second Amendment clearly states that citizens have the right to keep and own arms. It also declares that the privilege shall not be infringed and has no exceptions. This means that the government can not undermine or restrict this idea. But, since this is a constitutional right, it should be seen as and is absolute. Gun control laws infringe…show more content…
“Even United States bishops have debated with each other about the call for restrictions on civilian access to assault weapons. Some even stress that the Church supports the right of self defense” (Fraga 1). It is true that there is more than verse in the Bible that stresses the civilian need for self defense. “For example, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 states, “Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own; For ye were bought with a price: glorify God therefore in your body”. This teaches that we need to preserve life, our own lives and the lives of others” (The Biblical Use of Self Defense

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