Essay on The United States Is Gun Control

1406 Words Oct 14th, 2016 6 Pages
A big topic up for debate in the United States is gun control. A question that is often asked is, should there be more restrictions on the process of buying a gun? While some say there is a need to require stricter background checks or psychological testing others would argue that it is our right as Americans to own firearms. Gun control in the United States has become too restricting to serve its original purpose. The second amendment of our country’s Constitution 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.” This amendment was put in place so Americans could protect their homes and themselves from intrusions into our security. It is every American 's right to bear arms. This is because it is a right that is granted to all citizens by virtue of being American; a right that we enjoy because we have the privilege of living in a country that has adopted a Constitution that affords us inherent rights. The United States is experiencing a gun control problem. One solution might be to increase the penalty for gun related crimes. Stricter gun laws do not stop criminals from getting guns. Gun control laws do not discourage terrorists and criminals. Gun laws tend not to work because criminals don 't follow the law. They will acquire a gun by illegal means if necessary. Gun free zones are a prime target for shooters. They know that their…

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