Gun Rights, An American Freedom Essay

764 Words Nov 13th, 2016 4 Pages
Gun Rights, an American Freedom “Guns don’t kill people, people do. When guns are outlawed, only the outlaws will have guns.” (Schwartz) Imagine living in a place where you have no freedoms, no way to protect your self and you feel unsafe? This is what it would be like in the United States i strict gun control laws were enforced today. Even though some people believe that taking gun rights away would decrease crime in the world, it is not effective because it only stops “good guys” from getting them “bad guys” will still be able to find them and hurt people.

The Second Amendment was created to ensure that everyone has the right to have guns in their homes. It reads “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.” (Cornell) Strict gun control is clearly an attack on these rights. This was a freedom granted to us by our founding fathers in the constitution. If it has been in affect this long and it should still be relevant today. (Financial Word) It would be hard to take away a freedom that has been in play for so long. Doing so would also be un-American.

If the Second Amendment ever was omitted it would be extremely difficult to take guns away from the population. Some might be more willing but overall there would be a great fight in most cases. Consider prohibition, where it was illegal to purchase or sell alcohol but this happened anyways. Similar things would happen…

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