Gun Laws And Rights Essay

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There are few topics and issues that divide America more, but the discussion of gun laws and rights is one of them. The extensive availability of firearms in America, has made it easier for criminals and people with mental illness to acquire weapons to carry out devastating mass shootings. The United States and its government could definitely improve upon this by putting into place common sense regulations on obtainment of guns that do not violate the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment states that, “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” (Second Amendment). The most heavily debated topic in the Second Amendment is, “the right of the people to keep and bear …show more content…
Gun control laws are just as old or older than the Second Amendment, which means that they are way older and not up to date. That does not help, because as time goes on things evolve and the laws are not suited for modern times. The Second Amendment was intended to protect the right of militias to own guns, not the right of individuals (Amendment II Right to Bear Arms). For example saying that comprehensive background checks are over stepping the right of the Amendment is false. They would just allow for safer sales of guns and an insurance on who buys the gun. Obama said it best, “How do we get to the place where people think requiring a comprehensive background check means taking away people 's guns (Obama announces gun control orders)?” This is the problem we have in America people are trying to stand up for a right that is basically not for them. We need to come together and think of all the devastation we have seen throughout the years and create a clear understanding. As of right now that has not happened, so clear common sense gun laws have not been put into

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