Gun control has been a controversial issue for years. A vast majority of citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would quickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they have the right to bear arms for protection, or even for the pleasure of hunting. These people are penalized for protecting their lives, or even for enjoying a common, innocent sport. To enforce gun control throughout the nation, means violating a persons Constitutional rights. Although some people feel that the issue of gun control will limit crime, the issue should not exist due to the fact that guns are necessary for self-defense against crime, and by enforcing gun control is violating a citizen’s second amendment right to bear arms.
Guns are evil to some, because of the violence that they create. The most recent efforts of the gun control have been to claim that certain types of guns and ammunition are inherently evil. They assign emotional catch phrases such as “assault weapons” and “cop killer bullets” to broad categories of firearms and ammunition in the hope that people will believe that some guns have an evil nature. They express guns as weapons of homicide. Also, they insist that the more guns with which our society equips itself, the greater the likelihood for accidents or violent acts involving fire arms to occur. They believe that society has relied on weapons that create harm and criminals. Therefore, these weapons should be outlawed. It is a proven fact that guns have been the murder weapons of choice.
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Law abiding citizens have the right to protect themselves against danger. Due to the ownership of guns, burglaries have reduced considerably. A gun is a tool, guns don’t kill people. People kill people. The matter depends on who is using the gun, and what situation it is involved in. Purchasing a handgun legally is a complex procedure. The consumer must go through a two-month waiting period. These procedure guarantee the innocence and reliability of a gun owner.
The second amendment states the citizens’ right to own and bear firearms. Freedom to poses arms is a guaranteed citizen right. If the constitutional rights of a citizen are violated, it can be a complex issue. In the case of US vs Miller during the year of 1939, the supreme court voted against individual rights to bear arms. Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws. This is why all citizens should be aware of all of their constitutional rights.
Enforcing gun control is not going to have an effect on the crime rate, because it will not keep criminals from purchasing weapons. If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. If a person is willing to pay a price they will get what they want. Gun owners have to protect themselves from these criminals, and all gun owners must be informed of their second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.