Argumentative Essay On Gun Control

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Gun control is a controversial topic that has been around for decades in the United States. It is primary debated between two groups: gun right activists and pro-gun control activists. These two groups often disagree on the interpretation of the law and the effect of control on crimes and public safety. While many gun rights activist may argue that it’s their constitutional right to bare arms, or that they need guns in order to protect themselves, shouldn’t there be restrictions? Are we really just allowed to run around with rifles shooting anyone who looks at us wrong? Of course not, yet the restrictions on guns is definitely not strict enough to keep the public safe. The first reason gun control should be in existence is because without law saying otherwise, a gun can be in anyone’s hands. If stricter gun laws were made, more lives would be saved. Not only should there be a…show more content…
The entire Second Amendment 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.[1]” But now that the United States is protected by a trained, volunteer military force rather than a civilian militia, is the Second Amendment still valid? As seen when the constitution was first being drafted, the well-regulated militia referred to in the Second Amendment was, in fact, the 18th-century equivalent to the U.S. Armed Forces. Being as though there are no need for militias, since as a whole, America has evolved to what it is today, there really is no reason for this ammendment anymore. We have policemen working on a daily basis to try and make this country safer for us. While the American citizens just make it harder for them, causing so much violence with our legally obtained

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