Essay about Gun Control Laws Should Not Prevent Criminals

919 Words Nov 27th, 2016 4 Pages
It’s 1:30 a.m., awakened by the sound of glass breaking, she immediately dials 911. She rushes to get her .38 caliber revolver from the drawer of her nightstand to protect herself. She frantically searches inside the drawer, but she cannot find it. Gun control laws no longer allow her to own one; leaving her fate to the criminal. The 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution adopted on December 15, 1791, protects the right of people to keep and bear arms (Brooks, Chad. "The Second Amendment & the Right to Bear Arms." LiveScience. TechMedia). Stricter gun laws do not prevent criminals from being in possession of guns, but instead, removes guns from law-abiding citizens thereby inhibiting their ability of self-protection. “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people” (Sub tropic Productions LLC). Gun control laws will not prevent evil people from committing homicidal acts upon the innocent. Subsequently, restrictive gun control laws will not decrease the rate of homicides by the lawless.
The Second 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.” (U.S. Const. amend. II) The second amendment intended to prohibit dictation by the government as to who could or couldn’t have a gun in their home and to allow people the right to use them for defense against violence. The issue of gun control has been a controversial topic for decades continuing to be…

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