2nd Amendment Essay
The United States Constitution says that U.S. Citizens have the
right to bear arms. Even though this guarantee was written with no
constraints, there are now laws that limit certain aspects of gun
ownership. The reasons for gun control fall under the flag of public
safety. Though there are many safety reasons why private ownership of
firearms should be banned, these arguments are outweighed not only by the
need for protection, but because the limitation of ownership rights could
become dangerous to personal freedom.
When the U.S. Constitution was written, some delegates thought
Militia was military forces because the Federal …show more content…
amendment, as interpreted by pro-gun control supporters, was to enable
citizens to protect themselves from and oppressive government, not to allow
anyone the power to shoot another human being.
The main reason for gun control boils down to the want for personal
and public safety. One upsetting fact about guns is they increase the
severity of a crime. "With guns, unlike knives or hands, rage and
recklessness are likely to be translated cleanly and quickly into death"
(Isaacson, 162). Another upsetting fact is that hand guns are people
killers, that is their only use. "With fewer handguns, there are fewer
chances to use them. It is as simple as that" (Isaacson, 162). People
with guns are more likely to take a life that with upclose and personal
weapons like the knife or the fist.
Gun control activists believe that a ban on hand guns would
gradually deplete the number of handguns in circulation. This would slowly
take care of the cheep Saturday Night Specials, which hold no use to police
or sports men, because they only last about 10 years. Little pistols are
not needed by ordinary people and can easily be concealed be street
criminals. "One in every