Gun Control And The United States Essay

1173 Words Dec 11th, 2015 5 Pages
Are guns that bad of a thing? Guns have been around for almost 700 years. Most people use guns for hunting to supply their family with food, to protect themselves, and for many other reasons. The government wants to basically take that away from United States Citizens with gun control. The United States Government should not enforce gun control on United States Citizens. The second amendment clearly states that US Citizens have the right to bear arms. Because of this amendment, “Americans have the right to guns in their homes to protect their families(Leahy).” Gun ownership is an American tradition older than the country itself and is protected by the Second Amendment; more gun control laws would infringe upon the right to bear arms. The US government is trying to enforce gun control on American citizens. With gun control, we wouldn 't be able to use our guns freely if we even had them. “Gun-control advocates cheer the creation of legally mandated gun free zones, touting increased safety While actually making citizens in those locations more vulnerable to the next horrible monster in search of soft targets(trotter).” “According to the National Rifle Association (NRA), guns are used for self-defense 2.5 million times a year. The police cannot protect everyone all of the time. 61% of men and 56% of women surveyed by Pew Research said that stricter gun laws would "make it more difficult for people to protect their homes and families. Pew Foundation report found that 79% of…

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