Argumentative Essay: Gun Laws In The United States

642 Words3 Pages
Gun Control There are Gun laws in the United States that regulate the sale, possession, and use of firearms and ammunition. These laws vary by state and are independent of federal firearms laws. There are just as many arguments for gun control as there are against gun control. In an ideal world where gun control was working, only people who will use guns for good will be allowed to possess and carry guns. However, the reality is that criminals will find a way to break gun laws and get guns illegally. Therefore, to protect ourselves from becoming a victim of these criminals, we need to be able to own and use a gun to protect ourselves when absolutely needed. For example, if a criminal was to break into my home with a gun in their hand,…show more content…
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s solicitor general, Robert H. Jackson, said the Second Amendment grants people a right that “is not one which may be utilized for private purposes but only which exists where the arms are borne in the militia or some other military organization provided for by law and intended for the protection of the state.” The idea is that if we can restrict who can have guns and what they can be used for, then there will be less violence and gun related deaths. However, this is difficult to enforce because there are so many guns already out in the public. “There are close to 300 million privately owned firearms in the U.S. Even if congress passed a law banning the sale of firearms tomorrow- which violates the Second Amendment- it would be decades before the supply of guns significantly, especially considering that many guns are operational 100 years or more after they’re manufactured.” Criminals can easily get the guns from friends, or illegally from ones that are currently privately owned or they can get them from other countries. In conclusion, I am currently against gun control because I want to make sure that innocent citizens can have access to guns and be able to protect themselves against criminals when they need to. Until the government can find more effective ways to control criminals’ access to guns, I will be against gun

More about Argumentative Essay: Gun Laws In The United States

Open Document