Essay about Gun Laws And The United States Of America

1204 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 5 Pages
Guns in America

The United States of America itself was created off firearms and the ability to defend oneself and ones land. Imagine the Revolutionary war with Americans not owning guns. The British would still control us to this day. The first recorded use of a firearm was in 1364 with a hand cannon, and firearms have evolved ever since. Gun laws have officially been around since the early 1800s, however in America there were no shortages of rebels with weapons before that time. Since that time of easiness on guns, there have been a series of efforts to limit or even ban gun control in America. Right off the bat it is unconstitutional to restrict our right to bear arms, so the fact that the efforts are even being brought up appalls me. Yes arms is a loosely defined word, no one wants a neighbor with a nuclear war head, but there is no reason to stop a neighbor for having a hand gun. A median should be found, and anything in that range should not be restricted. Weapons were needed back then, and rightly so they should not be restricted or frowned upon now. Guns make some people uneasy. One opposing viewpoint is that guns kill people. However, it is all about the person holding the gun, and contemplating pulling the trigger. As that bumper sticker on every conservative’s car says, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” There are many different ways to harm or kill someone. In fact, in 2008, out of 5,340,00 violent crimes only 8% where from offenders…

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