Gun Control On December 15th, 1791 our Second Amendment right was adopted. As stated in our Bill of Rights, "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." The right to bear arms is a right that every American deserves to have to protect themselves and to serve their families. However there are many that believe that because of mindless acts of violence that guns are to blame. The ill minded should not be the cause of the abiding citizens of America to lose their rights.
Banning Guns Will Endanger Law-Abiding Citizens Gun control has been an idea since the 1800s, Gun regulations can be good and bad. History has shown that banning firearms from the populace led to disaster and civil unrest. ¨We the People¨ in the United States are very divided when it comes to dealing with gun control and regulations for gun ownership. Banning guns increase fatalities, decreases personal protection and safety, and prohibits citizens from their constitutional rights. The 2nd amendment of the United States is ¨The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.¨ This statement plainly states that every American has the right to bear arms, there are no other possible interpretations of this amendment that make any logical understanding.
Criminals will break the law and if they refuse to turn in their firearms they can just as easily sell illegal drugs, and make money to buy firearms illegally through black markets. Why refuse the people 's ability to defend themselves? Banning firearms will worsen gun violence. People generally have little understanding of firearms other than point and shoot. The idea of a gang like MS-13 handing over their guns because the law wants them to is obscene ( Geer 3 ).
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).
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.
Government officials agreed with the Espionage and Seditions Acts. The Acts were passed so that people could not say any statements that could interfere with the success of winning the war. People in the United States wanted to win the war, so they were willing to give up some of their rights. In 1918, Charles T. Schenck was convicted because he violated the Espionage Act. The Supreme Court said that “When a nation is at war many things which might be said in time of peace are such a hindrance to its efforts that their utterance will not be endured as long as men fight.” They upheld his conviction and sent him to prison.
Then there are the people that want to put a restriction on the amount of some guns sold. (LaFollette) Gun control is a very debated topic because of the recent shootings. But, what the people need to realize is that it wasn’t the guns walking around killing people, there have to be people behind these guns. We need to control our people before we take it out on the guns. Owning a firearm is a big responsibility and we need to keep that responsibility in the hands of the people that can handle it.
This will therefore incline the government to have different ways of justifying gun control to make a safer environment for its own people. Gun control is not one issue that individuals worry about constantly. The gun violence touches every part of our society. It uncommonly increases the probability of accidental deaths, domestic violence that seeks to harm others and tries to commit suicide, puts children and young people at particular risk, and unexpectedly increases the chances of their death affecting colored communities. The control of weapons on some people is a crime, and for others it is a matter.
Everyone deserves the right to own their own guns, and should have the right to carry them wherever they go. If we were to do that then maybe all the shootings would no 't have happened, and more people would be protected rather than injured. All general topics have people for or against it, so is gun control as important as everybody thinks it is or is it overrated? The United States Constituion says this in Amendment 2:- “ 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.” The Second Amendment should in no way be changed or banned. Changing the aAmendment would just cause more confusion and frustration for the people changing it, and for the people .
As controversial as Machiavelli’s rhetoric may be, this is undoubtedly the more practical method, and it is clear that it is one that is still applied today. As evidence, even at a time where warfare is not as prevalent as it was before, almost every country in the world, even those at peace have their own military forces. Suppose a country does not, and relies purely on the trust that all humans from all corners of the world must be good, the lack of anticipation for foreign attack will render said country vulnerable and therefore unstable. Any simple form of oncoming attack on a completely unarmed state would prove devastating. Lao Tzu’s version of a behind-the-scenes leader who does not establish laws and governs with the trust that all people will be good will surely fail.