The Issue Of Gun Control Essay

1185 Words May 24th, 2016 5 Pages
Recent tragic events have brought more attention to the long debated controversy of gun control. In an effort to provide an explanation for recent mass shootings that have terrorized our country, the government has placed blame on, and has unconstitutionally violated our second Amendment right to bear arms. The Federal Government should focus on a solution for the increasing problem behind firearm violence and on those who have unlawfully acquired a weapon rather than restricting and violating the rights of those who have legally obtained one. The second amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America 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.” At first it was thought that such a freedom was intended only to apply to the Federal Government. The fourteenth amendment was later added to further protect citizens of the United States against the government and afford them equal protection; “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”…

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