Argumentative Essay: Is Gun Control Ethical?

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Is gun control ethical?
“Today, 280 million firearms are in private hands of U.S citizens, 1/3 of American households reported having a gun at home” (Smith). They are allowed to do so because of the Second Amendment, which says “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” (US). The government has been trying to limit this right due to acts of violence involving firearms, but many states have passed laws to protect their citizens from gun control. Despite the recent and long standing argument of government officials, law abiding American citizens should be allowed to own and carry firearms without infringement of the government or any laws stating otherwise.
Guns are portrayed to be deadly weapons instead of protection. Although, “For 3 decades, gun control laws were passed in response to crimes. It started with the 1968 federal gun control law that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator
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It has been the topic of many arguments and debates. An extreme amount of legislators are pushing for more regulations and tighter limitations on the ownership of firearms. Groups like the NRA (National Rifle Association) are gun extremists are keeping the Second Amendment rights alive. The smallest laws on firearms can be taken as back door gun control. Taking away any right to bear arms is a direct infringement on the second amendment. Allowing Americans to protect themselves in a dangerous situation is the main goal of Amendment II of the Bill Of Rights. Our government and people who are anti-firearms should keep in mind that, guns don’t kill people, it is the person pulling the trigger. Despite the recent and long standing argument of government officials, law abiding American citizens should be allowed to own and carry guns without infringement of the government or any laws stating

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