Gun And The Second Amendment Essay

1815 Words Jan 4th, 2016 8 Pages
Mass shootings are increasing in the United States, and Democrats are seizing the opportunity to push anti-gun legislation to deter gun violence in America. Guns and the Second Amendment have come to the forefront of political rhetoric, leading to conflicting views between Republicans and Democrats on the future of gun legislation. Republicans are encouraging law abiding citizens to purchase firearms and defend themselves against acts of violence by criminals. On the contrary, Democrats believe the only way to slow gun violence in the United States is to outlaw guns in the general public. While certain politicians believe strict gun laws would protect the American people, the proposed policies would make our nation more vulnerable to violent attacks, as well as infringe upon the Second Amendment right of United States citizens to bear arms. Recent attacks all around the world—specifically in Paris and San Bernardino—have caused Americans to be on heightened alert for acts of terrorism and mass shootings. On December 2nd, 2015 a husband and wife murdered 14 people and wounded 21 at an office building in San Bernardino, California. Armed with enough firepower to fight a small war, these terrorists continued to shoot until they were eventually shot and killed by law enforcement. Only two short weeks prior in Paris, France, a group of terrorists went on a rampage at multiple venues across the city. Armed with bombs and automatic rifles, these members of the ISIS terror cell…

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