Why Is Gun Control Important

435 Words2 Pages

1. Our Founding Fathers molded our society into a great nation by creating “The Bill of Rights.” These essential rights cannot be taken away. Although all the amendments in the Bill of Rights are important, I believe the first two are the one's that impacted America the most. In the first amendment, we are guaranteed the freedom to express our religion, speech and press. It was established in the “New World” because colonists were being persecuted in Europe for what they said and what they believed. This amendment is crucial to the church and state. It guarantee’s we will not receive retribution for expressing our opinions and does not allow the government to interfere in an individuals religious belief's. The second amendment gives us the …show more content…

Gun control has been a concern of the government almost as long as the second amendment has been around. It 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.” The United States wanting to put a law on gun control contradicts the II Amendment by not guaranteeing people a way to protect themselves. I find this to be detrimental to a person's safety especially when crime rates are high in many cities. We should be allowed to protect ourselves and families against the criminal element. Evil people will continue to find ways to do malice despite the ban on gun control. Criminals are bent on breaking the law in their favor regardless if guns are in play or not. Many people are convinced removing guns will stop the violence but criminal's will find ways to illegally obtain guns while the law- abiding citizens no longer have a weapon for self defense. If it isn't guns it's bombs or knives that corrupt individuals use to commit heinous crimes. “Guns don't kill people, people kill people.” The Founding Fathers created this amendment for a reason and we should consider the repercussions why it would not be in our best interest to go against

Open Document