The Fallacy of Gun Control in America

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The Fallacy of Gun Control in America COM/215 The Fallacy of Gun Control in America Proposed gun control laws that ban gun ownership are a violation of every American’s Constitutional right to keep and bear arms and should be rejected. The debate concerning gun control has recently become a major point of contention in America. Any federal law that affects the nation must be made using rational and logical analysis. These analyses should be based on individual rights and perhaps even a little common sense. Although these ideals seem simple to many people, they are lost on the majority of the Democratic Party in America. The Second Amendment of the Constitution clearly 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 right to keep and bear arms entails a right to own weapons for the sole purpose of defense. It is important to note that the word “Arms” does not apply strictly to firearms, but rather to any armament. This gross oversight has been the core fallacy to many gun control campaigns. The primary reason gun control advocates are unable to prohibit firearms outright is that the Second Amendment protects the right to possess and bear weapons in general. Thinking about this issue from a completely unbiased point of view, one could conclude that just about anything from missiles to rocks can potentially be used as a weapon. The semantics used gun control advocates emphasize the guns lethality but our ancestors used sticks and stones in very lethal ways centuries ago. Imagine how absurd a “sticks and stones” control law would have sounded to them. The simple fact that a gun can possibly be used for something other than defense does not warrant banning them. There is also the logical and historically proven fact that prohibition simply does not

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