Essay On Why People Should Not Have The Right To Bear Arms

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The second amendment states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The second amendment guarantees the right to own a gun. You should be able to own a gun for protection and hunting. People think we shouldn’t have guns because they kill people, but guns don’t kill people. People kill people. Owning a gun is a human right. It was stated in the Constitution a little over 200 years ago. It should not be taken away now. First, people need guns for protection. “A national survey finds that nearly half of gun owners (48%) volunteer that the main reason they own a gun is for protection.” (people-press.org) If someone breaks into your home, you don’t…show more content…
At least 74 school shootings have occurred between Sandy Hook and Oregon. Adam Lanza killed twenty children and six adults. His family and classmates described him as “fidgety” and “deeply troubled.” He also has a disease called Asperger’s syndrome which are conditions that involve delays in development of many basic skills (biography.com). In the Oregon shooting, Chris Harper Mercer killed nine people. Chris was depressed and angered with the world, and he was mentally ill (biography.com). People that choose to do bad with a gun are mentally ill. The gun is not what kills the people. The second amendment starts with “a well regulated militia,” which someone people interpret as only soldiers should have guns. United States Supreme Court ruled in 2008 and 2010 that the reference to militia is just an explanation of why Congress ratified the amendment (civil-rights.lawyers.com).
A human right is to bear arms, it states it in the second amendment. There are multiple reasons why you should be able to own a gun. Protection and hunting are two big reasons. Also, people kill people, not guns. The Constitution declares that we should have the right to own guns, so why take it away

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