Essay on Gun Control Laws And The United States

1177 Words Jun 11th, 2016 null Page
Gun Control Laws
In the United States, 88.8% of the entire population possesses guns. This translates to approximately 270,000,000 guns, a tally that is more than any other total and per capita number all over the world. Twenty-two percent of the American population (12% of the women and 35% of the men) own one or more guns. The pervasive gun culture in America originates partly from its frontier expansion, revolutionary roots, colonial history, and the Second Amendment that states that: "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." The individuals who supported more gun control laws argued that the intention of the Second Amendment was for the militias; that there would be a reduction of gun violence; that there have always been gun restrictions in existence; and that many of the Americans, gun owners included, support the new gun restrictions. However, there are opponents of the gun control laws who argue that the Second Amendment is aimed at protecting the right of an individual to own guns; that the gun owners need them for self-defense to protect them from intimidations starting from the local criminals up to the foreign invaders; and lastly, that ownership of guns bars crimes from happening rather than causing more crime.
Many people have decided to form opinions regarding gun control; there have been complications in the debate, and it has garnered strong supporters…

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