Gun Control Laws Should Be Abolished Essay

2032 Words Dec 5th, 2014 9 Pages
There is a huge debate about gun control and there most likely will be until a compromise is reached. Gun control consists of the government taking away or altering the rules for the guns of the citizens. Some suggestions for gun control are complete removal, extreme background checks, and altering the laws so it is nearly impossible to possess or trade firearms. Gun control laws should be altered and be re-voted to only affect the modifications, use, and the background checks to possess firearms. This compromised change will make it able to own a firearm after strict background check, and to hunt with firearms if the right permits are in order. “Over the past century, all types of gun control laws have been implemented in different parts of the United States. Everything from purchase restrictions to complete gun bans has been tried” (“Gun Control”) The main reasons gun control is opposed is because gun owners believe their amendment rights are being infringed upon.
According to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights state 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” (U.S. Constitution Amend. 2). This refers to a militia not an individual, so gun owners who feel like their rights are being infringed upon are mistaken because this doesn 't apply to an individual. On the other hand the Constitution was written 227 years ago and if you come out of your cottage you will see…

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