Essay On Right To Bear Arms

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The United States of America has an average of 13,000 homicides per year. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Gun Control Act of 1968 and ever since then, people have been pushing for more and more gun control. Gun control is a big issue and regulating and banning them will be far worse than keeping them. The United States Constitution gives us the right to own firearms. The constitution states that “...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”.(US Const. amend.II) The right to bear arms is just as important as the right to free speech. The second amendment was put in the Constitution for a reason, and no one has the right to take away any of the rights given to the people by the United States Constitution. The moment the right to bear arms gets taken away, the government has free reign to take away more rights.The second amendment was not just meant for the people to just own firearms. The second amendment was made so that the people have a right to a militia, and guns, if a tyrannical government took over. The constitution also states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State...”(US Const. amend.II) The exact reason the second amendment was put in place was to protect the people from the very reason the American Revolution was fought. Taking away guns or controlling them more than they…show more content…
The constitution gives United States citizens the right to bear arms and should not be infringed upon. If guns are banned then the black market and crime rate will be way worse, drugs are illegal and people can get them as they please, if firearms are banned people will do the same. Mental health is an even bigger issue than the guns themselves, if someone commits a mass murder there is something wrong with that individual and they are not mentally stable. People pull the trigger, the weapons do not fire
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