Gun Laws Should Be Legal Essay

1558 Words Nov 20th, 2014 null Page
The subject of gun control is one of much dispute. Some believe that guns should be more regulated to prevent crimes, while others believe that the laws should not change at all, or that there should be less gun laws. Adding more gun control laws would be too much for the good, honest people to be able to acquire permits. Gun laws should stay as they are; no less or more. They already keep guns legally out of unsafe people’s hands, while good, honest people are still able to access guns.
In 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified. The Second Amendment, written by James Madison, 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” (“The Second Amendment”). The Second amendment was created to protect against criminal and any foreign or domestic threat. Protection against armed dangers such as terrorists with guns, would be difficult if we didn’t have any firearms for defending ourselves (Flamehorse). Some try to argue the point that the second amendment is not an individual right; this argument is invalid. During the case of District of Columbia vs. Heller, the Supreme court ruled that the Second Amendment protects the right to possess firearms as individuals, not just as a militia or a national guard. There is a section in the second amendment, that states “a well regulated militia.” The word “militia” is often argued to mean the National Guard. That cannot be…

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