Right To Bear Arms Constitutional Rights

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Our history has become like a game of telephone, people pick and choose key facts when discussing controversial topics without looking at all the facts. The United States Constitution created a representative democracy that has last for 200 years. However, that does not mean 18th century logic should rule over the 21st century. The Second Amendment was written in 1791, when the country’s government was still forming, the revolutionary war was just fought, people still had to hunt for their food, Indian wars still raged, and attacks from wild animals were still imminent. There were many reason why the founding fathers thought, at that time, the Right to Bear Arms was a constitutional right. But a lot has changed since the 18th century and today …show more content…
According a 2009 study by the American Journal of Public Health, found that someone carry a handgun for self-defense was 4.5 times more likely to be shot during an assault than someone in the same situation without a gun. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence stated similarly that “members of the public who carry guns’ risk escalating everyday disagreements into public shootouts, especially in places where disputes often occur—in bars, at sporting events, or in traffic.” Just because one may have a permit to carry a handgun does not mean they do not pose a threat to themselves or others. The ability to carry guns publicly makes people feel unsafe. According to a poll done by the Southern Illinois University, in March of 2014, 52.3% of the public did not feel safe knowing citizens could carry concealed handguns in public. A study done by the Journal of American College Health, in 2013, came to a similar conclusion, 79% of people would feel unsafe if student, faculty, and visitors were allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus. Carry a gun does not increase one personal safety but can lead to some disastrous …show more content…
Someone can easily walk into their local sporting goods store or sometimes even Walmart and choose from a wide selection of guns. Once they have chosen the one they want, only a quick background check and form from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) stand in their way to becoming a gun owner. However, that should not be the end it, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence “117,000 American are shot each year.” This country needs smarter safer gun laws. Guns are not toys or necessity items they should not be display in Walmart’s or other family setting, retail stores across the country. Guns are highly lethal dangerous weapons and should be treated as

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