How To Prevent Gun Control

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Gun control has been a national issue for decades, if not centuries. The founding fathers created the Second Amendment that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. This amendment was passed as part of the Bill of Rights and simply recognizing something that has existed or will continue to exist in the future. It was also another check on the government, if the people had no weapons to rebel against them, the government can oppress them easily and would make it easier for the government to assemble militia in a time of war. This Second Amendment doesn’t also mean that the people can’t have some measure of control in these extremely dangerous weapons. Gun violence had increased over the past few years. Studies published in Everytown for Gun Safety found that there are 175,703 firearm deaths in the United States from 2012 to 2016. Gun violence is impossible to prevent. Gun control laws are not the thing that can change or prevent gun violence or death. Instead, we could be doing so much more than that to try and protect the people or our fellow countrymen. Whether the government should ban guns or not seems like a big issue to everyone. Our current President Donald Trump response on mass shootings was that he wanted to revive a bill mandating universal background checks for gun buyers, chiding them for being frightened of the National Rifle Association, and saying that, in some situations, he was in favor of taking people’s guns away first, and asking questions
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