The Importance Of Gun Ban

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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 …show more content…
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 thorough debate over the tradition and history of the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court decided that United States citizens do have the right possess firearms, and the Washington D.C. handgun ban was considered a gross violation of our Constitutional rights (Cornell University Law School). As shown in this case, a weapons ban will violate our Second Amendment …show more content…
This may seem to be exorbitant amount of firearms for a country that has a population of around 320 million people. Switzerland, whose population is roughly 8 million people, has about 3.5 million registered firearms (Bachmann). When comparing the two countries, Switzerland has 1 gun for every 2 people, while the United States has 1 gun for every 10 people. Switzerland by far has more guns per capita than the United States and has only seen one mass-shooting in recent

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