The Issue Of Gun Control Essays

1431 Words Feb 3rd, 2016 null Page
They don’t discriminate, they terrify people, they kill you! This is a big controversial topic. This is the defense that liberals use when it comes to gun violence “Gun Control”. The lengthy debate, which I will explain in this essay, will demonstrate why gun control simply does not work. According to an article on the Cornell University Law School, The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution 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". This is one of the Constitutional rights that was given to us by our founding fathers. To impose executive orders and bypass congress is illegal and simply unconstitutional. So now that we are on the topic of laws in the Supreme Court of the United States case, District of Columbia V. Heller. The District of Columbia law bans handgun possession by making it a crime to carry an unregistered firearm and prohibiting the registration of handguns. It also provides separately that no person may carry an unlicensed handgun, but authorizes the police chief to issue 1-year licenses, and requires residents to keep lawfully owned firearms unloaded and dissembled or bound by a trigger lock or similar device. Defendant Heller, a D. C. special policeman, applied to register a handgun he wanted to keep at home, but the District refused. He filed this suit seeking, on Second Amendment grounds, to enjoin the city from enforcing the ban…

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