On June 21, 1788 nine states had approved the Constitution and under the second amendment Americans gained the right to own firearms (Constitution Day, n.d.). The founders of this country were making sure that its citizens had the right to protect themselves. Today guns are protecting the lives of some but also they are threatening the lives of others. If we as a country deicide to make tighter gun control laws it can lower crime rates. There are different opinions about the Second Amendment.
Edward Valiente English 120 Professor Taylor 11/20/11 Gun Control The United States is the leader among nations in deaths caused by firearms. According to the Legal Community Against Violence (LCAV), the “gun epidemic” kills more than 30,000 and causes almost 70,000 injuries each year (para 7). Eventually, this leads to an uprising of gun control advocates, who seek to reduce crime and death rates by setting a variety of gun control legislation among the state and federal levels. Although, anti-gun control advocates believe that heavy restrictions on the access of firearms is unfair to American citizens, and a violation of the 2nd amendment in the U.S. constitution. However, evidence shows that a lower restriction on gun control ensures
Our right to carry concealed handguns is guaranteed by The Second Amendment of The US Constitution, 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 right to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun is permitted in all states, excluding Washington D.C. As long as The Second Amendment is in place we will continue to have the right to bear arms. 2 Even though there are several pros to carrying a concealed weapon, with anything comes the cons and someone who’s against it. In “Accident, Analysis and Prevention” (2001), several peers with PhD’s conducted a study and concluded “Approximately 50 people are unintentionally shot each day in America and a child under 15 years of age dies every other day from unintended gunfire”. It is also argued
1 December 2010 A Gun Free World "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) An American citizen's right to own guns is upheld by the Second Amendment to the Constitution. However, many people feel that the amendment is outdated, and that gun control is extremely important in an American society. I believe that Americans do need gun control based on facts. I think that there are too many crimes being committed in the United States because of our right to “bear arms”.
The Second Amendment is a law that was formulated to give the citizens of The United States of America the right to own and bear firearms. More gun control laws have been set in place as a deterrent for criminals to purchase firearms. Gun control laws are not the only way to avoid and protect criminals from purchasing firearms. Even with the gun control laws, debates, the Second Amendment and the Tiahrt Amendment, there is a lack of enforcement of these laws which has caused more violence. There also has not been a reduction in the number of criminals with guns.
Researchers at Harvard studies the relationship between firearm availability and the deaths of children 5-14 years old. Out of that age group, 6,817 children were killed by firearms between 1988 and 1997. They also found out that death rates were highest in states where firearms were most accessible. Every so often a story will pop up on the news saying, “Kid shoots dad” or “Child accidentally shoots himself. Whats the easiest way to have stories like these stop popping up?
Should people have the right to bear arms? George Washington once said, “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence.” Americans need to fight to keep the second amendment. Gun ownership is necessary for self defense in your home and on the streets and to decrease crime in communities and neighborhoods; and taking away the Second Amendment will make America less of a free country. Eliminating the second Amendment will make it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves against psychos with guns.
They investigate the crime after the fact.” CON Right to carry a concealed handgun: I. The 2nd Amendment’s rights have limits. A. The entire 2nd Amendment 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.” It does not mention the concealment of weapons. B.
Multiple petitions are fighting for amending the second amendment, creating stricter gun control laws, and much more. Signing a petition only takes at most one minute out of your day. Signing one of these petitions can make the greatest impact on American society. These measures will ensure the proper use of guns through restriction. If we cannot completely stop shootings, we have to prevent large storage for ammunition, and then, I think, we Americans will also be able to prevent these violent massacres from
Gun control laws have become such a huge controversy in the United States due to the fact that citizens believe their Second Amendment right is being taken away from them. In my eyes, I believe that extended gun control measures should be taken to ensure that access to assault weapons should be limited to certain people. I believe one deserve a well rounded background check to see if any mental health issues are visible. I also believe you have the right to own a weapon and the government is not trying to take away your hunting rifles, personal permitted handguns, etc. They government is emphasizing more on the fully automatic weapons, explosives, armor and other things that only the military should have access to.