The Role Of Gun Control In The United States

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Gun Control In America guns have been a part of the country’s society since it’s birth. Throughout history, the citizens of the United States have used firearms to protect the nation, protect their families, to hunt for their food and to engage in sporting activities. The issue of guns and gun control takes on a proportion of extreme magnitude. Weighing the rights and liberties of the individual against the welfare and safety of the public has already been a unstable balancing act, in which will continue over time. In the United States, gun control is one of these chaotic issues that has both sides firmly ingrained in their positions. Those parties in favor of gun ownership and the freedom to use and keep arms, rely on the fact that…show more content…
Following the events of all these massacres, many Democrats addressed the issue of gun control a lot harder. According to Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post in an article written about the NRA titled, “The long (and sometimes turbulent) History of the NRA and the GOP”, “The problem will not be convincing fellow Democrats to shape legislation for appropriate gun control, but rather the Republican party to whom almost 90% of their candidates received contributions from the National Rifle…show more content…
Gun control laws have become such a huge controversy in the United States due to the fact that citizens believe their Second Amendment right is being taken away from them. In my eyes, I believe that extended gun control measures should be taken to ensure that access to assault weapons should be limited to certain people. I believe one deserve a well rounded background check to see if any mental health issues are visible. I also believe you have the right to own a weapon and the government is not trying to take away your hunting rifles, personal permitted handguns, etc. They government is emphasizing more on the fully automatic weapons, explosives, armor and other things that only the military should have access to. Some people do not see that the violence taking place in the U.S. has to do with the access to guns and the mental health of the individual. The people who are victims to some of the most recent shootings should speak up and tell others why we need to make obtaining these types of weapons much more difficult. Many individuals choose what they want to see, hear and believe, as in seeing the massacres happen and believing the government is taking their right away and not letting them have what they have the right to have, which is “the right to bear arms.” Most citizens do not see that making further background checks and regulation on the amount of ammunition that is

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