Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Laws In The United States

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The constitution was written to secure the rights and protect the people, “We The People,” of the United States as our fore-father, the colonist, have fought and declare their independence from Great Britain on July 4th 1776. Great Britain implemented injustice taxes like the Stamp Act to force the colonist to pay for debts they spent for the French Indian War. The constitution was written as a guide for the government to uphold their oath and to protect the rights of its citizens. However, many American today, 2016, believe that the government are progressively stripping many rights from Americans. The second amendment, the right to bear arms, is slowing being taken away. Many states legislature are passing gun control laws that are affecting…show more content…
Governor Jerry Brown’s gun control bill also require current semi-automatic AR-15 rifle owners to register their rifle to be categorized as an assault rifle before January 2018 or will face the consequences of being a charged, if caught, a felony for owning an unregistered rifle. Many gun activist are outraged by the bills and called it unconstitutional. As one activists stated during a protest in Sacramento California, “They are infringing on our rights, and we are not going to stand for that” (Foggatt 2016). Many activists said they will not comply with the new gun control laws. However, many citizens and state legislature believe that by introducing the gun control bills, it will lessen the chance of mass shooting like the San Bernardino, California that killed fourteen and injured twenty-two people or the shooting in Fort Myers, Florida that killed forty-nine and injured fifty-three people. According to Governor Jerry Brown, “My goal is signing these bills is to enhance public safety by tightening our existing laws in a responsible and focused manner, while protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owner” (McGreevy 2016). Of course, it sounds logical that if there are no more firearm and strict gun control that criminal or
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