Gun Control : The Pros And Cons Essay

1063 Words Oct 19th, 2014 5 Pages
Gun Control: The Pros and Cons On December 14, 2012, a man named Adam Lanza brutally murdered 20 kids and 6 adults in a Connecticut school before killing himself after the incident. Terrible events like these spark up debates such as whether stricter gun control policies should be implemented or not. Mark Levin stated, “I wish to god she had had an M-4 in her office…” shortly after the shooting in order to show that he believes the shooter could have been stopped earlier. On the other side of the spectrum, Senator Joseph Lieberman explained, “…the stronger our gun control laws are, the fewer acts of violence…” to show that he would prefer less guns in the world in order to prevent more violent acts. Although assault rifles, when misused, are very dangerous and people are killed by them, they are also used for many good things such as protection or hunting. In my opinion, I strongly believe that gun control policies should not be put into place. Gun control is a huge issue in our country for many reasons. First of all, gun control policies violate the second amendment of the Constitution. 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.” What this amendment explains is that it is a person’s inalienable right to own weapons. The definition of inalienable is, “unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor”, ergo, stricter gun control laws…

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