The Ineffective Gun Control Laws Essay

2032 Words Nov 20th, 2015 9 Pages
The Ineffective Gun Control Laws in The United States

Compared to other economically similar countries, the United States has one of the highest firearm assault ratings in the world. The longer the US keeps things the way they are the more people 's lives are at risk. Thousands of people die every year due to gun violence, this should be reason enough to change the on going problem. A common argument is “guns don 't kill people, people kill people”. Admittedly people do bear some responsibility, however guns allow people to hurt others more easily. Although there will most likely never be a time when no guns are issued to any civilians in The United States, but we can make our laws lower the gun ownership to gun death ratio. The U.S. should mimic laws in other countries who have fewer deaths by guns in order to save the lives of countless U.S. citizens. The second amendment states “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. Although in some ways this might seem like it 's allowing a citizen of the United States to have the right to own a Firearm, it never actually states explicitly that citizens have the right to own firearm(Find law). The right to bear arms is another way of saying the right to protect yourself at any cost. By changing these laws uninformed citizens may believe that it would be restricting their constitutional right to own a gun, but changing the laws around gun…

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