Government Control of Weapons Essay

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Government Control of Weapons
“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” (The United States Constitution Amendment 2).
Since the beginning of time, weapons have been known to be a crucial factor in the survival of civilizations. In the current time, government involvement in the area of guns and weapons has been a debate among many. Within the United States, all citizens have their fundamental rights. As government gun control becomes more intrusive and constrictive to the average man, the general public gradually loses the right to defend themselves.
Gun control has been an impending issue since the early to mid 1900’s. The first
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It is also preached by these groups that less people will get shot and die from gun wounds if not as many guns are in the hands of the public. When forced to turn in weapons to the government, law abiding citizens would hand their guns over, while outlaws would keep them, and therefore still have weapons in their possession. By enforcing laws about taking guns away the government is not helping their citizens avoid crime, they’re enabling criminals to commit crimes against unarmed victims. By taking guns away from the “good guys” the “bad guys” have no one to stop them in committing such offenses (Puryear Online).
Members of the “Brady Campaign to prevent Gun Violence” relay that the existing laws in the United States allow dangerous people to have easy access to guns (“Facts” Online). These thoughts however logical are extremely incorrect. The current laws in place that restrain dangerous people from getting weapons are very high. For example, in buying a handgun one must allow the dealer 5 days to do a background check following the “Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act” ensuring that no citizen with a criminal record can legally purchase a handgun (“Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act at AllExperts” Online). After the implementation of this law a 2000 Bureau of Justice Statistics study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of the background check requirement. The study indicated that as many as 173,000 weapons

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