The Rights Of The United States Constitution Essay

716 Words Oct 6th, 2015 3 Pages
The United States Constitution says that U.S. Citizens have the right to bear arms. Even though this guarantee was written with no constraints, there are now laws that limit and put restraints on certain aspects of gun ownership. Each and every day new laws and limits are trying to be passed in order to take away our gun rights. As Vice President, Wayne LaPierre of the NRA, states "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." Though there are many crimes that involve guns and many arguments of why guns should be banned, these arguments are outweighed not only by the need for protection, but because the infringement of our rights which could become dangerous threat to personal freedom. Long ago when the U.S. Constitution was established, some delegates thought Militia meant only military forces because the Federal Government had its own army to protect the people of America. The second amendment was made in response to the fear of being helpless before a standing professional army. The Constitution does not guarantee gun ownership for just any reason. The second amendment makes it clear that only a well regulated Militia needs arms. The meaning of the second amendment, as interpreted by pro-gun control supporters, was to enable citizens to protect themselves from and oppressive government, not to allow anyone the power to shoot another human being. One big problem with keeping guns in the house is the curiosity and ignorance of children.…

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