Essay on The Issue Of Gun Control

1135 Words Mar 29th, 2016 5 Pages
Gun control is a leading issue in today’s world and should be changed to help cause less crime. The United States has thirty thousand deaths each year because of guns. A good portion of these deaths are a result of illegal transactions of guns sold on the streets to criminals. Guns need to be tracked to whom or what organization owns them, as well as who may use and purchase a gun. To control this issue, guns should be traced and only sold by licensed vendors, in order to prevent guns from being bought by criminals. Background checks should also come into play when purchasing the gun to ensure the man or woman obtaining the gun has not been or have a history of committing serious crimes. These would cause guns to cause less crime and make the U.S. an overall better place. Many guns are being sold illegally and are given to criminals and people who are unqualified to use or own a weapon. The second amendment, right to bear arms, was originally referring to a well regulated militia, not everyday people. Another problem with the second amendment is the type of guns that would have been used regarding the second amendment, for example, a fully automatic rifle is much more dangerous than a single shot muzzle loading rifle. Guns kill 30,000 people in the United States each year and a majority of this is people unfit to use a weapon killing others. Even though there have been many attempts to control the firearms in the U.S. if does not always work. For example, the…

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