Right To Bear Arms Ownership

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Doing away with the right to bear arms in the United States Since 1791 has had the right to bear arms. The second amendment was ratified giving every American the right to possess a firearm. With it being legal to have a gun killing had become impossible to control. It empowered a lot of crime in the American states. In 1934, National Firearms Act brings about the first major gun control. This was the first major effort to eliminate private ownership of firearms. It was a direct response of the rise of gangsta violence in general and the Saints Valentine’s Massacre in particular. The National Firearms Act sought to circumvent the second amendment by controlling firearms through a tax excise {$200 for each gun sale). In 1938,…show more content…
How are guns getting into the wrong hands? According to street wisdom it is said that criminals were stealing the guns. However that was proven to be wrong. Stolen guns account for only 10% to 15% of guns used in crimes. One of the most ways criminals get guns is through straw purchase sells. A straw purchase plan occurs when someone who may not legally acquire a firearm, or who wants to do so anonymously has a companion buy it on their behalf. Many straw purchases are conducted in an openly “suggestive” manner where two people walk into a gun store, one selects a firearm and the other uses identification for the purchase and pays for the gun. Or several underage people walk into a store and an adult with them make the purchases. These are both illegal activities. The next biggest source of illegal gun transactions where criminals get guns are sales made by legally licensed but corrupt at home and commercial gun dealers. Several reports make the case that illegal activity. By those licensed to sell guns. Known as Federal Firearm Licenses (FFL), is a huge source of crime guns and greatly surpasses the sale of guns stolen from the American citizen. Gun traffickers are interested in FFL’s because that is where the guns are. This is why FFLs are a large source of illegal guns for traffickers who ultimately wind up selling guns in the street. Another large source of guns used in crimes is unlicensed street…show more content…
January 17, 1989 Patrick Edward Purdy walked into Stockton schoolyard and open fire with a semi-automatic rifle killing five children and wounding one teacher and 29 other children. March 24, 1998 Mitchell Johnson, 10, and Andrew Golden, 8, took seven guns to school near Jonesboro, Arkansas where they pulled a fire alarm and begin shooting everyone else as they exited the school. They killed four students and one teacher and injured nine others. These and many other random shootings have not stopped. Innocent people are not being protected therefore are dying because there is no control over firearms. Violence is out-of-control. Guns are a major cause. They all should be banned-the sooner the better. A nationwide movement to ban all guns is growing. Legislation is pending in Congress to confiscate all handguns, register all guns, and tax ammunition up to 500%. Others want to go much farther. Hopefully, within a few years it could be illegal for you to buy any guns or ammunition. If you already own guns you might be required to turn them in to the government under penalty of fines and

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