Pros And Cons Of More Gun Laws

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Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia on April 16, 2007, Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012, and lastly the movie theater in Auro, Colorado on July 20, 2012. If you have not figured it out already, you may be wondering what those places have in common. The three places listed above are all famous locations where mass shootings have occurred in the United States within the past eight years. Since all of these major shootings, everyone is asking the same question: Should more gun laws be added to the Constitution? I believe that the answer is no. In fact, my opinion is the more gun laws we added would not stop people who are determined for whatever reason to go on a killing spree. I think more gun laws or gun restrictions should not be added to the Constitution because number one guns are used during self defense and hunting; two, gun restrictions would not stop the killing of innocent people; and three, the right to own guns is a constitutional amendment. The …show more content…
In the article "The Reasonable Right To Bear Arms" by Adam Winkler, he explains the founding era of citizens took up guns to defend the nation and did not want government to take reasonable regulations of guns from gun owners. He says this to show the citizens who came up with the right to bear arms, never saw guns as a threat; guns were strictly used to defend our country, which is why we have one of the best armed forces we have today. He states, "The Second Amendment was about ensuring public safety"(Winkler). By saying this, Winkler proves that the Second Amendment was established so more families would feel safe and secure in their homes, not terrified of who may walk into their home. Guns should not be outlawed because the right to own guns was founded as the Second Amendment for a way of protection and

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