Stricter Gun Control: The Pros And Cons Of The Second Amendment

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It was James Madison who formerly solicited The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution in which it was confirmed in December 1791, and the amendment reads, "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 confirmed and written to avert the English and was given the citizens the power to fight back. Consequently, violent crimes in the United States involving guns have dramatically increased in recent years. Stricter gun laws that make it more difficult to obtain firearms are necessary to help deal with this issue. Is it beneficial to bear arms? According to the legislation, as of 2013 carrying a firearm in public is permitted in all 50 states just as long you have a permit. Psychologist, David Kyle Johnson states, “Some people think it is not guns that kill people; it is people that kills people” (Psychology Today). With that being said, does this comment ease the minds of citizens? No! This is why the second amendment should be revised.…show more content…
One Pro is that civilians carrying a concealed firearm will feel safe and less likely to be attacked, and attackers would think twice before harassing someone. Furthermore, in reading the article, Campaign For Right To Carry Concealed Guns On Campuses tells the story of Amanda Carpenter. Her story is what changed my mind about carrying a concealed weapon. She had just finished her midterm exam at the University of Nevada in Reno, and was walking to her car. Someone from behind attacked her, and raped her at gun point. She stated that if she had the right to bear arms, she could have prevented her attack. Amanda is now campaigning to make that

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