Zack Storvick 1st Period 1 January 2018 Gun Rights and Gun Control In the United States there shouldn 't be a ban on firearms. Guns should not be taken away from the people. Anti-gun viewers also have valid points such as the mass shootings in our country, but taking away guns would not solve the issues. Gun rights are backed up by the Constitution which is the foundation of our country, gun control wouldn 't stop crime, and the use of background checks plays a vital role when purchasing firearms. The second amendment gives citizens of the United States right to own weapons.
This is because it gives the government the power to raise and keep an army during peacetime. I’m concerned because if the people do potentially become a threat due to the the Constitution, by rebelling, the government could use the army to suppress the people. The Constitution give the government the power to tax citizens. The national government’s laws are superior to the laws made by the states due to the supremacy clause, and it will only be a matter of time until the state governments are destroyed. The proper and necessary clause in the Constitution is too general, and is dangerous due to the fact that it doesn't list all the powers of government in order to put clear limits on them.
One argument made by Senator Robert M. La Follette was “I think all men recognize that in time of war the citizen must surrender some rights for the common good which he is entitled to enjoy in time of peace. But, sir, the right to control their own Government according to constitutional forms is not one of the rights that the citizens of this country are called upon to surrender in time of war.” He does not agree with taking away the right of free speech. There was a cartoon drawn that states “Swat the Fly but Use Common Sense.” This cartoon shows that we wanted to win the war, but we should not take away the important rights of the citizens. There was a Japanese citizen of the United States named Korematsu. He was born in the United States, but his parents were born in Japan.
Even though the 2nd amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms, it was written prior to the technology capable of weapons today. Gun control laws are just as old or older than the Second Amendment (ratified in 1791).A few cases of gun control all through colonial America included criminalizing the exchange of guns to Catholics, slaves, indentured servants, and Native Americans; controlling the capacity of weapon powder in homes; prohibiting stacked weapons in Boston house. As Thomas Jefferson mentioned, "that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living": that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it. This shows us that laws should be for the living not for the dead. As our country evolves so should our laws.
Freedom of speech is explicitly guaranteed as a right to citizens in the First Amendment. It is true, though, that over the course of history, various limitations and exceptions have been put on these rights. One of the most well-known is the case of Schenck v. U.S. in 1919, which established that speech that presents a clear and present danger is not protected. Various other cases have also established that speech that incites crime or presents obscene material that violates the values of society are also prohibited. Therefore, colleges should definitely prevent people who have a background of violence and crime from speaking at their campuses for the safety of their students.
Firearms is one of America’s most controversial topics, one side argues that guns should be outlawed and only permitted to those in association with the government, while the other side replies that guns should be buyable to law abiding citizens and should not be outlawed. I myself fall on the side that claims why guns should not be outlawed, and why we should be able to possess firearms if we do our duties as a citizen. In the constitution under amendment II, it states that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, what this means is that no one should be able to take away our rights to keep and use firearms. But there are still people who think that guns are too dangerous and lead to an excessive amount of casualties, and instead would like to keep guns off the streets.. To that I respond with the phrase that guns don 't kill people, people kill people, what I mean here is that someone has to give the command to the gun for the bullet to come out. If our society wasn’t so corrupt then guns wouldn 't be debated on so much, because we wouldn 't have to worry about a criminal or mentally unstable person shooting an innocent human being.. And some people actually need guns, because they choose to live remotely and still hunt for food, even though this is extremely rare it still transpires.
I feel like the factioning is the government trying to take away our rights. And this right that I am talking about is The Second Amendment. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” –( www.billofrightsinstitute.org) I personally feel like the government
The Bill of Rights puts limitations on American citizens and are to protect us from harm. The two most important amendments in the Bill rights is amendment one and two. Protecting people’s beliefs and right to protect themselves by carrying an armed weapon are important. Gun control is also an issue that leads to if we should add more restrictions or more freedom. In the Bill of Rights, the first amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” I believe this is the most important to the maintenance of a democratic government.
The United States was founded because the colonists in America desired freedom from the repressive British government. As the reason of independence was freedom, the United States introduced a constitution which guaranteed it. Most of them became the foundation of modern democracy, such as the popular election system, the freedom of the press, and the republicanism. Within these freedoms, the constitution declared in Amendment II that there was a freedom to carry firearms. As the United States progressed into the late 20th century, the controversy of the right to bear arms became a hotter issue, and the citizens in the U.S still didn’t make a decisive decision.
Gun control has been going on for around for years. Gun control laws should be more enacted in the United States of America since citizens are having the potential of using the weapon as violence throughout the community or state and or the country. The 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution state that the second amendment states “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Which was adapted in in December 15,1791 the purpose of the second amendment was that the government would not make a tyrannical government. In the article History of gun-control legislation states that “Roosevelt wins approval of the National Firearms Act of 1938, which requires the licensing of interstate gun dealers, who must record their sales. It prohibits sales to individuals under indictment or convicted of crimes of violence.” This suggests that citizens who want a gun or purchasing a gun will need a license of an interstate gun dealers.