Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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“Citizenship means standing up for the lives that gun violence steals from us each day.”

This essay, inspired by the above words spoken by President Barack Obama during his State of the Union Address on January 28, 2014, will serve as a wakeup call to the American people, in the hope that they will come to their senses and drastically change their countries’ gun laws. Every year approximately 115.000 people in the United States are shot in murders and assault, (attempted) suicides, unintentional shootings or by police intervention, and around one-third of these people die from gun violence (Brady Campaign). This makes gun-related fatalities to be one of the largest non-natural causes of death in the United States. With these statistics in mind it is hard to believe that American citizens still have the right to keep and bear arms, which is granted to them by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The fact that the incredibly easy accessibility of guns leads to the death of nearly 34.000 people on a yearly basis would, in an evolved society, normally result in the direct cut of this accessibility. However, this is not the case in the United States. Therefore, in order to prevent the continuation of horrific gun-related deaths it is essential that people persevere in the fight against the Second Amendment. Thus, in this essay I will argue that the individual right to keep and bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment is obsolete and should be removed

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