Gun Control Laws Should Not Be Regulated For Unnecessary Reasons

1267 Words Nov 22nd, 2014 6 Pages
A Right to Bear Arms

The argument that “outlawing guns will leave only criminals with guns”, has been debated over and over throughout the years without a truly clear answer being reached. As tragedies such as school shootings in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and more recently Florida become more and more common place, gun control laws have become the focal point of national concern, and call for more gun control laws has gotten louder and louder. The Constitution grants American’s the right to bear arms, but over the years these rights have become infringed upon as new laws are passed in response to specific acts and the call for new safety measures. Guns rights are a constitutional privilege that should not be regulated for unnecessary reasons or due to inaccurate or misrepresented statistics about gun violence by the media.

As a country founded on the principles of liberty and justice for all, the U.S. stands out as being the most armed nation in the world. But despite national anxiety over gun control, statistics still show that the majority of Americans still believe that 2nd amendment rights granted in the Constitution are still valid. The amendment states: “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 “militia”, regardless of it being comprised of individual citizens or an organized group, should function on the same grounds as the armed military forces to…

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