Gun Possession And The Right Of Bear Arms Essay

708 Words Nov 4th, 2015 3 Pages
The topic of gun possession and the right to bear arms is hot topic amongst most Americans. It has been said that “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” Some argue passionately in saying gun laws should be stricter, while others argue that they have civil rights that need to be protected. My view is somewhere in the middle. I believe there should more specific limits on gun possession, instead of a general law which excludes many Americans from their right to protect themselves. I believe the law that restricts all felons from the right to bear arms is too strict. There are more than sixteen different types of felonies. Arson, burglary, embezzlement, grand theft, illegal drug use/sales, racketeering, robbery, and tax evasion are some of the less serious of the felony changes. If you spit on someone, it is considered a felony aggravated battery charge.
Surely, none of these crimes do anything good for a persons’ character. However, to say that the punishment for one bad choice in a persons’ life is that they no longer have the right to protect themselves, on top of taking away their right to vote is pretty harsh. I believe if a person goes ten years without an arrest on their record, their civil rights should be restored. If a criminal is still living a life a crime, over the course of ten years they would surely have another encounter with the police. Guns prevent an estimated 2.5 million crimes per year, often time without even firing them. To say someone no longer…

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