Persuasive Essay: Gun Control

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Persuasive Essay: Gun Control There is a debate among American politics and U.S. citizens that draws passion among those who feel strongly about the issue; gun control. Gun control is an issue that has affected some individuals personally, and individuals often strongly support it or oppose it. A series of tragic events in the past few decades have raised questions about whether gun control is necessary to stop horrific shootings. Recently there have been questions raised about a possible ban on assault rifles being reinstated. With the election of President Barack Obama, some that oppose that weapons ban are fearful of the impending changes in the law, which has affected gun owners such as me. The assault weapons ban that may possibly be reinstated in the coming years will infringe upon the rights of law abiding citizens to bear arms, and will not prevent criminals from criminal uses of guns. First and foremost, I must state that I am a law abiding gun owner, however I do not own an assault rifle. In addition, I have no plans nor desire to own an assault rifle in the future. However, I have family and friends who are law abiding citizens who do own assault rifles which were purchased legally with background checks. I believe that those who desire to purchase an assault rifle, or any other gun, should do so legally, and with a background check. I am a firm believer in the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution which 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,” According to (2009), (Amendment 2). In addition, I believe that the statement, “guns don’t kill people, people kill people”, which speaks to the truth that a gun is a tool that can be mistreated like any other tool. A baseball bat can be used to hit a

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