Gun Control Essay

1948 WordsJun 23, 20128 Pages
The 2nd amendment states that we as citizens have the right to bare arms and to protect ourselves. Gun control only keeps the 'good guys' from obtaining firearms. Bad guys will always have ways of getting weapons, whether it is from the black market, cross borders, or illegal street sales. New gun laws won't do much in stopping them. As the saying goes where there's a will there’s a way. No legitimate study in the US has ever shown that gun control has any positive impact on crime. There are many people who believe that a handgun can save your life, but there are also people who believe that they are just used for bad guys to kill. The Constitution states that we have the right to keep and bare arms, but there are some groups that have decided that is not right. They will do whatever it takes to change Amendment 2. The U.S. should not have gun control laws. The Second Amendment to the Constitution states that, “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.” This amendment has been around since 1791, and there has been gun control almost as long as it's been around. The National Rifle Association is an advocate of the Second Amendment and an opponent of those who propose restrictions on guns. Even Presidents Reagan and Bush are members. Nixon, Eisenhower, and Kennedy were also members. Why do people feel the need to own a handgun? One reason is heritage. For as long as this country has been around, there have been gun owners, to defend themselves and to hunt for food. Buying, owning, or carrying a handgun doesn't hurt anyone. Until a person commits a crime, he/she is free to choose what he/she wants to do. Even if guns were completely banned from the U.S.A., people would still find a way to get them. Criminals would get guns. They would have their way, and there

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