The Right To Bear Arms

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The Second Amendment as stated in the Constitution gives the American citizen the right to bear arms. It has been widely debated however, whether or not the American people should be allowed to own firearms at all. Taking away the people’s right to own firearms will only escalate the problem and cause larger issues in the future. Allowing these people to own firearms can give these people a sense of security that is needed in this day and age. Owing a firearm is a big responsibility that needs to not be taken lightly. That is why implementing new laws when buying a firearm can help reduce the number of people buying firearms that are not supposed to have them. Applying certain stipulations to buy firearms can help decrease the amount of …show more content…
Gun laws have recently received much attention after the recent shooting that have occurred. Jacob Schuman from the Huffington post makes a valid point in saying that these violent crimes are becoming more and more relevant in poorer communities across the nation because accessibility to firearms is quite easy in some areas. The different states look at both side of the spectrum of owing guns and not owning guns. “On the other hand, state legislatures have been far more active, primarily in liberalizing concealed carry laws. However, in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, a few states have moved to place additional restrictions on magazine capacity of semiautomatic firearms (Vizzard).” Limiting the magazine capacity for these semiautomatic weapons can help keep record of the amount of ammunition being distributed. Another useful law to help limit the outburst of gun purchasing would be for anyone one who sells firearms to get a license to do so. Fox News stated that “The Washington Post reported that the White House …show more content…
The more constant laws throughout the United States for firearms will help eliminate the amount of firearms being purchased by the individuals that should not be allowed to own them. This can allow the government to keep a better record of firearm purchases and sales. Having a better record of the sales and purchases of firearms can help regulate the amount of guns being sold and bought in certain areas. This will allow the government to control the purchase and sales of firearms more effectively. “The group says laws requiring background checks have prevented the purchase of guns by nearly 2 million people who should not have had them (Ridder).” All the Sates should have the same type of background check when purchasing a fire arm. “Even though, according to the Pew Research Center, 85% of Americans favor background checks for all gun purchases, a 2013 bill to mandate them failed in Congress (Sanburn).” Even with the support from the people congress seems not too interested in changing anything. “It has been almost twenty years since Congress has passed any legislation to address the issue (Keidan).” In 2013 President Obama made some recommendations on new laws to implement on Gun Control. “These included universal background checks for all gun sales, a stronger ban on assault weapons, ammunition magazine limits, improved mental health coverage, and funding for schools to develop

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