Argumentative Essay On Gun Rights

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Looking at the issue of gun rights, I am a firm believer that this right should strictly be a state issue. There are various factors that can play a great role in the culture of each state. Things such as population density, geography, morality, childhood, political status, and religion impact states and the way they function. If each state shared the same law related to gun rights, it would ultimately defeat the goal of allowing each state to create laws based on their culture, and would most likely become a federal law, limiting the right of some. Being born and raised in Wyoming, I see no issues with all citizens having the right to bear arms. For most citizens, the purpose of gun ownership in Wyoming is hunting related sport, along with …show more content…

Each state’s constitution must vary so that it can apply to the smooth functionality of that state and the different beliefs of its citizens. Article 4 Section 1 of the Constitution states, “Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records, and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof” (The Constitution). This idea ensures that each state respect one another’s laws, even if the laws vary. States have been given the freedom to create their own laws, but there would be no diverse culture or respect for others in the United States if each state acted under the exact same rule. In a recently published article by Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press, it is explained that NBA star Dwayne Wade has shown firm support in Illinois creating stricter gun laws after the murder of his cousin, Nkea Aldridge. The article explains, “Aldridge was one of 90 people murdered in August alone in Chicago, a city that has been ravaged by gun violence”

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