Why Gun Control Is Bad Essay

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Gun Control Argumentative Essay All guns have the potential to be dangerous and should be handled with care. Guns have been part of American life for as long as people can remember. For most people guns are perceived as very dangerous and harmful. However, that is not true; guns can be dangerous, but only if they are in the wrong hands. Owning a gun is right that every American should be able to take pride in having. Guns are used for self-defense, hunting, law enforcement and other uses. The right to own a gun is protected in the 2nd constitutional amendment. Therefore, banning guns from being owned or purchased is wrong and unconstitutional. Gun control in the United States should be abolished.
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Some Americans hunt solely to feed their families. As William Weir said in A Well Regulated Militia, “The sales of gun and ammunition help stimulate the economy” (Weir 203). Clearly the matter of illegal gun sales would only increase and create more problems if total gun control was allowed. Also, the United States government would lose an important source of revenue by banning guns. Finally, sieges of illegal gun and ammunition stashes by law enforcement are sold legally for a beneficial profit. The right to bear arms is protected by the 2nd Constitutional amendment. Having said this, all gun bans should be constitutional, however they are not. Somehow lawmakers find a way to work around the 2nd amendment and enforce gun bans. For example, the District of Columbia has a rather strict gun ban (Scalia). This is especially ironic because it is the nation’s capital, where freedom should be at its highest. However, in D.C. it is illegal to possess a handgun in your home (Scalia). Antonin Scalia wrote this about D.C.’s gun ban in The Right to Own a Gun Is Guaranteed by the Constitution, “The District’s total ban on handgun possession in the home amounts to a prohibition of an entire class of “arms” that Americans choose for lawful self-defense” (Scalia). This ban, like other gun bans, directly defies the 2nd amendment to the Constitution. There is also a trigger lock policy in D.C. which is also partially

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