Gun Control Is Necessary For Public Safety Essay

1063 Words Dec 11th, 2014 5 Pages
Gun Control During a 60 minutes interview Senator Dianne Feinstein from California stated “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States, for an outright ban, picking up every one of them (every gun) Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in. I would have done it.” (Brown). This statement could be seen as going against our Constitutional rights and is an example of the ideas of legislators trying to pass bills that would establish gun control regulations. While the second amendment of the Constitution gives citizens of the United States the right to bear arms, some limited gun control is necessary for public safety. However, the government should not infringe upon its citizen’s rights with excessive restrictions and regulations on gun ownership. The United States, Mexico, Haiti, and Guatemala are all countries that have the right to bear arms. However, The United States is the only country that has the right specifically identified in the country’s constitution (Palmer). Though these countries have varying laws, they still give their citizens the ability to protect themselves. In other countries, such as Great Britain, they do not have the same right, and therefore, gun ownership in their country is not guaranteed. In Great Britain, handguns are outlawed or greatly regulated under the promise of a reduction in crime and a safer Britain. Despite these promises, Great Britain was named the “most violent country in Europe” (Hawkins). After the First…

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