Gun Control Essay

1156 Words Apr 11th, 2013 5 Pages
Gun Control in America Gun control recently has become a more serious problem in the eyes of the government. It is true that guns kill people, but so do bombs and car crashes. Guns do not shoot themselves, someone has pull the trigger. The problem with guns is not that they exist, but that people have started to misuse them more and more. Taking away guns would cause more problems than keeping them would. Guns are not just used for harming people, hunting also requires guns. Hunting is a very popular hobby in America and taking them away would cause a massive uproar. The second amendment states that we have the right to bear arms, by taking guns away the government would be taking away one our basic human rights. Also, guns are misused …show more content…
The second amendment says that we have the right to bear arms. This right was given when the constitution was written and has been around since the founding of our country. Taking away this right is wrong and would go against what the founding fathers created so many years ago. Some think this right is only for military use and not for the common person but "the court explains that all citizens are the militia; the Second Amendment is an individual right, just like every other right protected in the Bill of Rights, and is independent of membership in any organized group or military unit" (MacBradaigh). This is saying that the people of America are the militia and just because they do not openly fight for our country does not mean they do not get the right to protect themselves and their families from harmful persons. Guns are only misused by criminals, people who break the law. Criminals are just generally bad people, they break the laws just to harm other people. Criminals break laws when they do the bad things that they do. If the government makes more laws banning guns, what makes them think the criminals will follow those laws? They would just find ways around the laws and get guns anyways or just find other ways to harm people. Just like how recently there was a bombing at the Boston marathon. Those people did not use guns to hurt all those people. If guns are taken away there will just be more incidents like this happening and no one will be safe. Say

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