Gun Control – We Should Give a Gun to Every Citizen
If the second amendment to the United States Constitution clearly states that, “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” why do our lawmakers constantly debate the topic of weapons? Radical Democrats wish to make all guns illegal, meaning only policemen and servicemen would be equipped with guns (“Mission”). Radical Republicans (i.e. Charlton Heston), on the other hand, wish to place no restrictions whatsoever on guns, making semi-automatic and fully-automatic guns available to everybody living in or visiting the United States, without a background check or profile of the gun buyer (Heston). It seems that every time a terrible crime is committed in the
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I propose a solution somewhere between the aforementioned extremes. Guns won’t be taken away from everybody, but the current laws preventing the sale of semi and fully automatic weapons will remain in place. I am not proposing that things stay the way they are today. The fact that only a percentage of the population owns a gun makes America unsafe for the percentage that doesn’t own guns. As I’ve already mentioned, taking guns away from the common person would be against the Constitution, and it would give the military the authority to create a military state. I instead propose the opposite. I propose that every man, woman, and child in America be supplied with a gun and the training required to use it. Every person will receive a .22 caliber pistol and a hunting rifle. There will, of course, still be laws regarding guns. It would still be illegal to shoot a gun at a person, and all guns would be required to have child safety locks. No illegal immigrants would be supplied with guns either, for fear they would take them back to their own countries and use them to kill.
Advances in the behavioral sciences have taught us that children learn foreign languages better at a young age. I feel, that with enough study, we will find the same theory to be true with guns. Children will learn the proper way to use