Essay On Banning Gun Laws

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Banning Guns Will Endanger Law-Abiding Citizens Gun control has been an idea since the 1800s, Gun regulations can be good and bad. History has shown that banning firearms from the populace led to disaster and civil unrest.
¨We the People¨ in the United States are very divided when it comes to dealing with gun control and regulations for gun ownership. Banning guns increase fatalities, decreases personal protection and safety, and prohibits citizens from their constitutional rights. The 2nd amendment of the United States is ¨The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.¨ This statement plainly states that every American has the right to bear arms, there are no other possible interpretations of this amendment that make any logical understanding. The rights cannot be violated because the Government deems it to be politically incorrect, The rights of the people are not being read broadly enough and the misinterpretation leads to ignorance and irrational fear of firearms. ( Ferrara, 1) The District of Columbia´s ban on firearms is totally unconstitutional and a violation of American Liberty. The Mayor, Adrian Fenty argues that since the ban crime rates have dropped; This is a complete fallacy. Since the 1976 ban murder
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Criminals are people who choose to break the law, gang violence is responsible for 48% of violent activity in the United States. ¨100% of cities with populations greater than 250,000 report gang activity.¨(Geer 1) 59% of homicides in La and 53% of homicides in chicago are caused by gang related violence. These two cities are known for their strict gun control. Advocates of gun control seem to focus more on law abiding parents and families from owning a gun yet never mention the fact that criminals are the ones misusing firearms. Criminals are careless when it comes to breaking the law but they will care if you shoot back. Perhaps guns are banned will that deter criminals from obtaining them?( Geer 2
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