Essay about Gun Control And Its Effects On The United States

2378 Words Feb 9th, 2015 10 Pages
Ever since the firearm has become readily available to the public its deadly potential as a weapon capable of swiftly ending a human life has been realized. One of the more commonly produced and available firearms, the Glock 17 is one such firearm that with its light weight, large magazine size and easy manufacture find it commonly in law enforcement (Glock). One of the more common weapons used today; its accuracy, power, and efficiency make it especially deadly if found in the hands of a violent shooter. Anyone that can acquire a weapon like this can easily be a force to be reckoned with, and in history society has seen the brutal power firearms can unleash. It has been made very clear that there needs to be a way to update the 2nd Amendment for more modern times in a world where guns are very easily acquired.
With the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791, the 2nd Amendment included explicitly calls for “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.” (Cornell University). The reason this was established is logical as the American Revolution was barely more than a decade before. The need to have an established militia and the right to arms was important had America become invaded. However, with a lack of control on the access to firearms, it is not difficult for man to rise to arms and take violent action into his own bloody hands. The invasion issue should also be…

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