Should Guns Be Gun Control Laws? Essay

1335 Words Nov 8th, 2015 6 Pages
Guns have been a way of life in this country for hundreds of years. They have been used from hunting, to self-protection, and to protection of the citizen rights of this country. With the recent mass shootings that has been seen in the United States, there has been an increased push for gun control laws. The thought is, if the country places a ban guns, there will be less shootings, resulting in needless deaths of our citizens. Is there a correlation between guns and the number of homicides? Even with recent mass-shootings, weapon bans are a violation of our constitutional rights, have proven to be ineffective, and targeting the wrong issues. When the United States of America declared their independence from England, a constitution was drafted up, which laid the ground work for the law of the land. One of those laws was the Second Amendment, which 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” (Cornell University Law School). Gun bans that are being proposed are a violation of these rights that our forefathers fought and died for. The Supreme Court has ruled on the meaning of this law on a few occasions.
One of these cases the Supreme Court presided over in 2008, was District of Columbia v. Heller. The case was placed in motion to overturn a handgun ban statute in Washington D.C. This law was considered one of the strictest bans in the country at that time. After…

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