Debate On Gun Control

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gunpowder in order to send the spear flying. Due to the power of these new weapons, they were kept secret and not available to the public. It was considered so top secret that no army knew about it until it hit them on the battlefield. Through the evolution of the firearm, more reliable models were created and put on shelves for citizen ownership. Because of the new item on shelves, citizens became wary and some disagreed with the sale of such a violent weapon. This led to a proposition to enforce gun laws, and even boycott the sale of guns in America. There is no doubt that the issue of firearm control is one that is prevalent across the entire globe. However, within America, the main debates toward gun control are: The rising and lowering …show more content…
The second amendment is quoted as “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 can be argued form both sides. What anti gun control advocates would say about this is that the people have a right to defend themselves. If the US were to fall or become compromised, it would be up to the citizens to defend themselves from whomever the perpetrators are. Citizens also quote the second amendment when talking about measures that do not refer to protection. Stricter gun laws, or even the banning of certain types of weapons would hinder citizens who enjoy sport shooting. While it may not outlaw the sport; it can in fact hinder the citizens ability to freely shoot for sport. Citizens who are pro gun law may try to quote the fact that at the time of writing the Second Amendment, only the military was used for it. At the time of the writing of the second amendment, the US Military was still comprised of mostly militia forces. Since they weren 't bound by the Military Code, they still had to follow whatever laws that congress voted on. The Second Amendment allowed these militia forces to have private ownership of guns, specifically muskets at the time, so that they can do their job which is to protect the citizens of the US. Pro law citizens can say that …show more content…
Surely there will always be cases of denied gun registration due to someones background check. A way to compromise between pro gun and pro law would be to create stricter background checks before licensing someone to a gun permit. This could work because of how easy it is to gain possession of a gun whether you are as criminal, or a law abiding citizen. Criminals are criminals so simple gun restriction is not enough to hold them back from committing whatever crime they want. Law abiding citizens who take the time to obtain a gun license are not the ones committing mass murder; so why do they have to be the ones who pay the price for

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