Essay on Gun Control : Modern Day Wild West

1423 Words Apr 9th, 2015 6 Pages
Gun Control Status Quote Modern day wild west. “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.” While many believe guns should be controlled, others believe controlling them is unconstitutional. Gun control should remain the same as it is now, legally.
“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.” People argue either way on gun control using the second amendment. As far as stereotypes goes, statistically speaking, according to The Atlantic “...twenty eight percent of people in urban areas live in a home with a gun, but fifty nine percent in rural areas. Whites are twice as likely as black to own a gun. Evangelical Christians are more likely to own guns than secular people (Hamblin).” The United States has plenty of gun owners, guns, and laws that may or may not be being enforced correctly. According to The Atlantic, “...the NRA claims five million members which means around 80 million Americans own guns.” One of the biggest laws we have now that is not helping the gun situation is the wait on buying a gun, “ The one day wait was meant to impede ‘crimes of passion’ but in 1955 it was increased to three days, in 1965 to five days, and in 1975 to ten days (Hardy).” As for people linking gun ownership to more crimes, England, Poland, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden are all…

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