Right To Bear Arms Essay

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The ability to own a gun is a constitutional right. The second amendment of the Bill of Rights gives citizens of the United States the right to bear arms. 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” (Second Amendment.). The right to bear arms is referring to the right to own and carry a weapon. Some scholars believe that the use of the words “a well-regulated militia” as a prefix to the second clause means the second amendment only exists to “restrict congress from legislating away a state’s right to self defense” and not to allow the general public to rights to gun ownership ("Second Amendment.").People who believe this think …show more content…
American citizens have a right, which is protect by the second amendment, to own a gun. If, as some have tried to do, the government regulated firearms ownership to an extreme point they would be doing something illegal and unconstitutional. On top of that, guns are exceptionally useful and important objects that, in the right hands, legally allow citizens to protect themselves. Gun control would only effect the sale of lawful guns and would make it harder for people to protect themselves from those who buys guns from the unregulated black market. Pro-gun control advocates make weak arguments saying that there is a large correlation between drinking and gun ownership and that easily obtainable guns are the cause of gun violence. But these arguments are baseless and wrong. Guns are things that, when placed in the right hands, have the power to save. It is wrong to blame a gun for violence and wrong to believe that banning legal guns would stop the black market sale of illegal guns. Criminals will find a way to get what they want. Restricting guns will not help in the long run. The only way to stop gun violence is to create a society where the authorities, instead of stopping people from buying guns to protect themselves, stop criminals from purchasing them on the black market with intent to

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