Gun Control Essay

767 Words Sep 28th, 2015 4 Pages
Gun Control Paper Gun Control has been an issue that has been brought to the public’s eyes in recent years. This main issue has been going on for many years, for example when John F. Kennedy was assassinated; it raised public awareness to the lack of control on sales and also possession of guns in America. Until 1968 guns were available over the counter in stores and through mail catalogs to just about any adult in America. This was an example of how loosely guns were regulated which bring us back to the issue of guns. The constitution tells us in the second amendment that we, as American Citizens, have the right to bear arms. But the government is trying to change that by regulating everything to do with owning a gun. My stance: Gun …show more content…
Firearms, no matter how restricted they are, will be available to just about everybody including criminals. There is no way for the government to take away guns from people. They think that by limiting a person’s availability to a firearm will help reduce crime rates in America, think again. There are other ways for criminals to access firearms, like through the black market, private sellers, and even straw buyers. The government can think that they have a control over the purchases of firearms but in reality they have no control. This brings me to my second issue that is wrong with gun control; it is that people can pass background checks no problem. That is because criminals cheat the system; also a perfectly good person can pass the check with flying colors but then go home and turnaround and go kill people. Who is to say what is bad? You can’t have someone decide what is, everyone’s opinions are different about right and wrong. My third and last main argument is this; Firearm regulation is just another way for our government to stick its greedy and nosy hands into our personal lives. Any gun control, by the government, is viewed as a threat to liberty, and though the Constitution guarantees rights, it does not enforce anything guns do. If the government is not into our lives enough, they have to go and try to control everything we do. The only truly effective protection of American

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