Do Guns Have The Right To Bear Arms

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Gun Control The subject of gun control is very thought provoking and a very touchy issue, just mentioning the term gun control can strike a fire in many people and in many different ways. Some people look at gun control and see it as the answer to all the crime problems in America, others see it as the beginning of a tyrannical government, some look at the second amendment as just a way to project the sport of target shooting and hunting. The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence as to whether or not gun control is constitutional, prove whether or not guns create crime, and what limitations on owning a gun are constitutional and what is stepping on a person’s right to bear arms. There is no better place to start then the beginning,…show more content…
There are two parts to the second amendment that need to be looked at. First off what does the term militia mean; it means a body of citizen soldiers, common people taking up arms against a threat. The second amendment doesn’t say it’s a good idea to have a militia, or just simply suggested a militia; no it states that a militia is a necessity of a free state. Secondly, the people of this country according to the constitution set in place by our Founding Fathers have the right to keep and bear arms, and it shall not be infringed. The focus has to be turned to the, shall not be infringed part, the definition of the word infringed is; to act so as to limit or undermine something. Gun control is an infringement on a constitutional right, end of story. That seems like enough, there really shouldn’t be a need to go on any further, but let’s drive this point…show more content…
No, there are laws and restrictions such as background checks, not letting a convicted felon purchase a firearm, making it so that if someone want to care their gun they have to go through the proper training, these are all good laws and restrictions regarding the ownership of a firearm. Banning high powered rifles, making it illegal to purchase magazines with more than ten rounds, restricting the places a trained gun owner can carry, are all infringements on the constitutional right to bear arms. There are over two-hundred gun laws in the United States, some of them are justified, but a majority of them should have never been passed because they are unconstitutional. It all comes down to two facts; gun control is not constitutional, the second amendment was put in place to protect the citizens against the government. In history the first thing a tyrannical government will do is disarm its
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