Gun Control Will NOT Eliminate Gun Violence

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Nicholas Willoughby English Comp I Prof. Cook December 17, 2015 We Cant Eliminate It, But It Can Eliminate Us Gun control has been a hot topic in the past few years. Making guns unavailable is only going to cause more crime. Criminals will not stop trying to get their hands on them, illegal or not. The government should not be able to take away our “freedoms”; gun control is one of them. Choosing to remove our weapons will only make our America a more hostile environment to live. Taking away that freedom would infuriate a large number of our population, and keeping those individuals peaceful would be a chore in itself. Johnson, Fawn. "Why Gun Control Can’t Eliminate Gun Violence." 18 Sept. 2013. Web. 11 Nov. 2015. Nothing that firearm control…show more content…
Head-in-the-clouds liberals belief that legislature is to be sure equipped for keeping weapons out of the hands of lawbreakers, as though would-be-outfitted criminals care, regardless of whether it is lawful to possess firearms. Traditionalists guiltlessly expect that legislature is fit for keeping firearms out of the hands of all standard Americans, as though government forbiddance has ever really worked. Preservationists aren 't right to expect that legislature can adequately control or preclude anything, including firearms. And liberals are not right to trust that administration weapon control will keep firearms out of the hands of would-be…show more content…
“Gun Control and the Constitution: Should We Amend the Second Amendment?” Bloomberg Business Week. Bloomberg, 20 Feb. 2014. Web. 13 Jul 2014. As far as John Paul Stevens can tell, "federal judges uniformly understood that the right protected by the text was limited in two ways: first, it applied only to keeping and bearing arms for military purposes, and second, while it limited the power of the federal government, it did not impose any limit whatsoever on the power of states or local governments to regulate the ownership or use of firearms." He recalls a colorful remark on the topic by the late Warren Burger, who served as chief justice from 1969 to 1986. To support the change, he argues: "Emotional claims that the right to possess deadly weapons is so important that it is protected by the federal Constitution distort intelligent debate about the wisdom of particular aspects of proposed legislation designed to minimize the slaughter caused by the prevalence of guns in private hands." As a practical matter, the Stevens amendment of the Second Amendment is DOA in any discussion of gun policy in the foreseeable
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