Gun Control: The Bill Of Rights

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Guns have been around the world since the 14th century starting with the Matchlock gun to the automatic firearms. In the beginning guns were intentionally used by industrialized countries in order to protect their residents and land from anyone who posed a threat. There have been many wars, battles, a and deaths throughout history due to firearms. To this day guns have dramatically changed and are at fault for many of the conflicts the United states faces. In the Bill of Rights the 2nd amendment gives people the rights to have guns and firearms to protect themselves from any danger. At the start of the 21st century the gun control controversy has exploded and became a hot topic to the American people; because of this is concern has been raised …show more content…
Although this law may pass some buildings will not allow open carry, due to their policies, which gives those in fear some relief. Universities and colleges have also been debating if this law should be passed and exercised on their campuses. Many students are opposed to this happening because they feel that it may compromise their safety. Sarah Begley has recently published "Gun Rights Groups Plan Mock Mass Shooting at Texas University” an article that shows how students are not accepting of this new law. Begley states how the students at the University of Texas have been informed about open carry being a possibility on campus by the Swat team. In the article Begley also describes how students are protesting, and planning a frightening scenario to represent what might happen if guns are used in ill manner. Professors, faculty, and parents were also shocked to hear about this new proposed policy that may be passed and enforced on campus. Their concerns were similar to that of the students who opposed, professors and faculty felt that work may not be a safe place they could be at for majority of time and parents worried about their children’s safety. …show more content…
In the New Scientist, writer Jessica Hamzelou has written a piece about psychiatrists who have to report to the criminal justice system about their patients. Patients that are mentally unstable and a threat to society must be reported and they must do this because it’s a new requirement to the new restrictions on guns. Hamzelou wants adults in the United States aswell for physicans to know that these new restrictions may have gotten out of control but it’s a good thing. Hamzelou proves to the physicians that “enforcing mental health reporting” will not only help the society but also help mentally unstable people from shooting/killing someone. Her argument mirrors to Begley’s because they both take a similar stance on the gun control issue. They both don’t accept the possibility or extended gun rights but rather gun control. Hamzelou writes that we should be fearful of another massacre occurring like the one that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary. She worries that another “massacre like the one that resulted in 26 deaths in December 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut” will occur. In the article she writes of Adam Lanza who was the perpetrator that shot up the elementary school, went home and then shot his mother and himself. Following that incident many people such as the media talked about the possibility of Lanza being

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