The Pros And Cons Of The Second Amendment

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The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791. It allows American citizens to bear arms. We are talking about this issue because of what happened to Parkland shooting. To this day, one of the top deadliest shooting that occurred here in the States, a 19- year old had access to AR-15. He managed to kill 17 innocent students and faculty and left the entire school leave with a traumatic experience that one will never forget. There are two sides of where this begins and creates a controversial debate. On one hand, there are people that believe banning assault rifles is the best thing to decrease crimes. On the other hand, people believe not banning assault rifles will change anything. An assault rifle is a rapid-fire automatic rifle designed for infantry use. An Armalite rifle 15 ( AR-15) is a lightweight semi-automatic that is used in the military. From the time when the tragic shooting happened in Parkland, gun control has taken the center stage around the world and with our politicians. If banning guns didn’t happen, then we should increase more thorough background checks and run a test to inform us…show more content…
It does not help with a decrease in the killing. It is a violation of their second amendment. In the article of. “Why banning AR- 15’s won’t stop mass shooting”, Michael S. Rosenwald wrote there are “alternate means of mass casualty if that were necessary.” Rosenwald also brings up a statistic in which way his view is valid. “From 1976 to 1994, there were about 18 mass shootings per year, according to Fox’s data, which is drawn from federal statistics. Between 1995 and 2004, a period covering the ban, there were about 19 incidents per year. And from 2005 to 2011, after the ban expired, the average went up nearly 21,” using a fact, which makes it harder to argue because it’s true. It is what had happened, proving that the ban didn’t help or benefit anyone.
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