Banning Firearms From The United States

1038 WordsDec 12, 20165 Pages
In the United States Constitution, it is considered a right to have, “…the right of the people to keep and bear arms…” (Madison) however this amendment that has dictated law in the United States since 1776 may be under friendly-fire. With the rise in mass shootings within the United States, a considerable amount of people are seeking the regulation on the purchase of firearms. Some go as far as to pleading for the removal of firearms entirely in order to protect the masses of the United States, however these regulations would not fix many problems in the United States crime rates. Restricting firearms from the everyday American will only leave them defenseless while leaving the issue of crimes committed with firearms unsolved. Restricting firearm purchases will leave many American’s defenseless from attacks. Criminals would have little problem getting hold of firearms, while the average law-abiding individual will not have hold of firearms. When the average citizen cannot have weapons, criminals whom possess weapons would easily be able to attack. This reason alone is the primary contributor to the use of weapons; people buy firearms to protect themselves and their family. Ms. Alcazar, a 41-year-old mother, lives in a suburb called Chelsea and has little interest in hunting. She explains that her main motivation to carry weapons on her goes as follows, “I have three very important reasons why I carry a gun… And those are my children.” (Troy Griggs) This interview with a
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