Should People Be Allowed To Bear Arms

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On September 15, 1789, our Bill of Rights was added to the government of the United States of America. One of those rights was the right to keep and bear arms. “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” (U.S. Constitution.) is our 2nd amendment. Some Americans and political parties believe that the 2nd amendment should be taken away because it endangers the lives of Americans. The American people should be allowed to bear arms because it provides safety of our country and ourselves. In today’s world guns are used more than 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. Citizens who abide by the rules use their guns to defend themselves, their…show more content…
If we would get rid of guns, that would trigger a whole new battle of crime to worry about. We would have to worry about the rape crime going up if Americans weren’t allowed to have guns. Today the world is not safe against anything, why take away the source of keeping this world semi safe. Our 2nd amendment wasn’t used for just the military. “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.” I get were the critics think that the word militia means military, but that’s simply not true. The word militia means a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency. The concealed carry laws have been more popular in the last decade. A study in 1996 showed that states that allowed citizens to obtain a concealed weapon the murder rates in those states dropped 8.5%, rapes by 5%, aggravated assaults by7%, and robbery by 3%. If those states that weren’t allowed to have concealed carry laws in 1992 there would be approximately 1,570 murders, 4,177 rapes, 60,000 aggravated assaults, and over 11,000 robberies would have happened if they didn’t have the laws. Vermont is one the top…show more content…
Representative Rick Becker introduced a bill on Friday, January 6 to allow people over the age of 21 to carry “any firearm or dangerous weapon concealed unless prohibited by law.” Right now North Dakota offers 2 classes of concealed weapon permits. Class 1 and class 2 are the current permits. People who are at least 21 years of age can receive the class 1 licenses. Citizens who are at least the age of 18 may obtain the class 2 permits. On February 21, two gun bills passed the House of Representatives. The permit less bill got through the house with an 83 yes and a 9 no vote. The school carry bill also passed through the house with a 73 yes and 19 no vote. The 2 bills will now go on to the senate for further consideration. As of March 21, 2017, the bill that will allow citizens to carry a firearm without a permit is heading to Governor Doug Burgum for his word on the bill. The North Dakota Senate passed the bill with a 34-13 vote. Right now, Governor Dough Burgum hasn’t even seen the bill at all, but that’s about to change. The number of concealed carry permits have doubled in the past 5 years to 49,000 people. Hopefully with this bill we as a state can make that number way higher than it is to keep our state safe from any crime. In North Dakota no one may have a machine gun unless he or she complies with the national fireamrs

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