Gun Control And Gun Rights

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According to the Second Amendment in the Constitution, the citizens have the right to possess and bear arms. But, this has remained an important issue since decades. Issues such as gun control and gun rights have remained a matter of debate and have been lobbying around in the Congress meetings. This has resulted in the immense debate about the mass shooting that have become a frequent crime in the United States. In 2015 alone there have been 351 mass shootings.

Freedom is a very important part of american culture and history. The american revolution and the declaration of independence from the english king is a reason why the the second amendment came to protect the right of the people to keep and bear arms, in order to have more freedom and independence, as opposed to their earlier situation in Europe, where they were suppressed as a social group.
You can 't compare the reasoning of first initiating gun laws with today’s reasoning about keeping it. The situations the individuals were put in during this are contrary to the current situations that individuals are put in.The whole reasoning of America’s history being bloody as circumstantial to the violent behaviour of today 's individuals, becomes therefore inconsequential.

On the other hand the discussion on freedom and its limits could, according to many, be dangerous, because we could evoke a so called ‘slippery slope’, meaning that a relatively small first step could lead to a chain of related events
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