Gun Control Gun Control has been a long debated issue in America. Two authors with unique views were selected as experts on the topic. The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies by John R. Lott Jr. & Living with Guns: A Liberal 's Case for the Second Amendment by Craig R. Whitney. According to author John Lott, “The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies,” methodically dismantles one modern gun-control myth after another. Moreover, Lott has set the record straight in such a systematic style.
They have used firearms to protect the nation, protect their families, hunt for food and engage in sporting activities. The issue of Guns and Gun Control is complicated. Considering the rights and liberties of a citizen against the welfare and safety of the public has always been an insecure balancing act. In the United States, gun control is one of these intense issues that have both sides, Democrats, and Republicans, firmly established in their positions. Those parties in favor of gun ownership and the freedom to use and keep arms rely on the fact that the supply for such rights is treasured in their constitution.
“We the People of The United States of America,” is the beginning of our Constitution. Within the constitution are the Amendments, the first ten are known as the Bill of Rights. The Second Amendment is the one I would like to speak about. The Second Amendment of The United States Constitution reads: “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.” Due to the gun violence in the United States over the past two decades I would propose amending the Second Amendment; to incorporate gun control. The Second Amendment was based partially on the right to keep and bear arms in English common law and was influenced by the English Bill of Rights of 1689.
The Second Amendment to the Constitution which gives us the right to Bear Arms, and our Founding Fathers gave us that Constitution right. Gun Control is a Federal, State, and Local Issue, and it’s the greatest concern in America. Gun Control has always been an issue with every state level. Americans agree and disagree with this issue. My opinion is Gun Control needs to have a background check on everyone that buys a gun.
Those in favor of the second amendment, believe that arms are used for protection, dangerous situations, and sports. In contrast, Opponents believe that arms should have regulations because they cause violence, such as mass shootings and murder. Despite the differences on each side, the second amendment aids in the protection of all individual rights of the people to keep and bear arms for self defense when necessary. As a result, the definition of the right to bear arms has to be provided. The second amendment is quite a chicanery clause to understand, the first part of the clause stated “ a well-regulated militia.” “Well regulated…” was defined in the eighteenth century as properly but, not overly regulated (Roleff 69).
To me that is too much to be asking for, then at most that they should be asking is conduct (as in behavior), eligibility (such as are you a felon), mentally capable of handling a firearm, and intentions of the firearm (as in hunting, concealed carry, etc.) “Double security is nothing more than the division of powers, the Legislature, Executive and Judicial Branches. The government is controlling itself while at the same time the states are controlling themselves” –(Answers.com). This definition basically means that the separation of powers they cannot take over one another. They equally have the same amount of power.
Taking away the right to bear arms is going to send our country into a frightening period. If the public policy on gun control is passed and the right to bear arms is taken away our country is going to be an outrage. Sure some people may give up their guns willingly, but the vast majority is not going to give up without a fight. Terrorist and criminals are not going to give up their guns. Justin Moore says, “As long as I 'm alive and breathing, you won’t take my guns,” in his song “Guns.” People are still going to find out a way to have guns.
The sudden influx of gun violence correlates with a change in interpretation of the Second Amendment, which states that “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" (Second Amendment, Bill of Rights). Despite this high rate of gun crime, mass shootings in America show no sign of disappearing, as gun culture is deeply rooted in the American spirit. Many Americans view the gun as a symbol of freedom representing the heart of the nation’s foundation. When they think of guns, they picture the colonial
Civilian possession of handguns should not be banned in the United States. The Second Amendment protects individuals’ rights to own guns. This right has been protected since the very beginning of our country. The Second Amendment states, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the