Persuasive Essay: The Right To Gun Control

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Gun control is a very controversial topic. A topic which has become more and more debated recently in light of all the school shootings. Many argue that gun control should be enforce. But truly, gun control should not be enforced, because of your rights and many other reasons.

First, The Second Amendment protects your rights. The 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." This amendment states your undeniable right to have a gun. So, if stricter Gun control law were to be enforced, not only does it go against the constitution, but it also obstructs your ability to protect yourself. In District of Columbia et al. v. Heller, The US Supreme Court agrees with me when they say:

The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home(gun-control.procon.org).

But if gun control is enforced, this will not be true. It will leave lawful
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According to the National Rifle Association, "2.5 million guns are used for the sole purpose of self-defense"(procon.org). So, if gun control is enforced, it will make it more difficult for people to protect themselves. Like stated, it will leave law abiding citizens defenseless, and unable to protect their families when a criminal attacks. This is problematic, people should have the right to defend themselves. Also, when Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association said," That the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun ' ' (Smith). This perfectly sums up many beliefs on gun control. The beliefe that we must allow our law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their family by letting them have a gun, not restricting them from getting
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