The Reasoning Behind Gun Control Laws Essay

1465 Words Mar 5th, 2016 null Page
This essay will look over the reasoning behind gun control laws and why there are a good thing to have, and it will also include a very interesting disagreement point as well. The current focus on the debate is whether or not the laws would be fair, and whether or not the laws are infringing on our second amendment rights. According to some research 83% of adults are in favor of required background checks for private and gun show sales, and 56% of adults were in favor of banning all assault-style weapons (Context, 2015). A more specific debate issue with gun control laws is whether or not they will be truly effective. In this essay we will be going over the wording of the second amendment, how guns have become progressively more dangerous, and how we need gun control laws to prevent every type of shooting, criminal or not. How does the wording of the second amendment affect this debate? The wording itself is actually under questions in its own rights and it is being debate at whether or not we need to amend our second amendment. The second amendment states, “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” (Institute, 2016). The right to bear arms is protected in two ways; first, it is note that keeping and bearing arms was for military purposes, and second, even though it was limited power that the federal government had, it didn’t impose any limit on the power of the states…

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