Argumentative Essay On Gun Control In The United States

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Jodee McDonald Mr. Nellis English 1301.004 18 February 2013 Gun Control Today it is impossible to turn on the TV, read the newspaper, or even walk down a crowded city street without hearing about the innocent people who have been killed by guns. Many people are asking the question, what is worse, guns or the people that own them? When guns are obtained legally and used properly and respectfully, they are not a danger. Therefore, the right for Americans to own a firearm should not be taken away. Evoking an individual’s right to own a gun(s) has not been proven to decrease acts of violence. In fact, the illegal distribution of firearms will only increase criminal profits and clog up court systems as a result. History only shows that taking away this right only leads to uprising of government and citizens. One of the most basic and sacred rights given to Americans by our ancestors is the right to bear arms. The founding fathers staged a revolt against the government in order to start a new land, with new laws and rights given to all. They had been deprived in their past countries and were not afforded the freedoms they established here. The Bill of Rights gave the American people ten basic…show more content…
Criminals that want to possess a firearm will do so regardless of the laws put in place. Individuals who go through the required background checks and are law-abiding citizens who want to own a weapon should be afforded this right. The right to bear arms was given to all in order to protect ones property, self, and against the threat of tyranny. Halbrook also refers to another quote by Benito Mussolini, while addressing the Italian Senate in 1931. “On the morrow of each conflict I gave the categorical order to confiscate the largest possible number of weapons of every sort and kind. This confiscation, which continues with the utmost energy, has given satisfactory

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