Are Guns: Are They Worth The Risk?

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Guns: Are They Worth the Risk? Imagine a nation without the laws that regulate firearms such as fully automatic weapons. A place where felons and the mentally ill are capable of obtaining a firearm with ease. A nation where a parent sends their children to school hoping that they return safely. If gun legislation is kept in place, this grim image of the world will not exist. One might argue that gun control eliminates the basic rights granted by the Second Amendment; however, this is inaccurate. The United States needs gun legislation because it protects the rights of law-abiding citizens, and enhances the safety of the people of the nation by restricting felons and the mentally ill from possessing guns.
Gun control laws protect the rights of law-abiding citizens through the constitution. Many perceive that the scope of gun rights are larger than they actually are. Most of these perceived
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This is where the constitution is involved, specifically the Second Amendment. In the words of John Paul Stevens, who once served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010, the Second Amendment states that “‘a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, [and] the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed’” (qtd in Stevens B.1.). There are many interpretations of this well-debated topic. However, the interpretation that guns are must be used for violent acts only when it involves the security of a free state, with strong discretion seems the most logical. The citizens of the United States own the right to keep and bear arms for the sole purpose of protecting their nation when a threat is present. The goal of this

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