Civil War And Its Effects On The United States

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On June 17th 2015, in Charleston S.C., where the roads are named after confederate generals, 21 year old Dylann Roof wore a Rhodesian badge, as he shot nine african americans in the Emanuel Church in hope of “igniting a civil war”. (Jessica Glenza; The guardian) Previously that year Roof, had been arrested and banned from a public mall, in march for a drug charge and in April for trespassing. In his case file it states that he was found in possession of narcotics to treat his drug addiction. It was also noted that he had an obsessive-compulsive disorder. However, despite these factors, Roof was still able to personally purchase the gun from a retail gun store in charleston because of lapses in the FBI background check system, (Ellen Nakashima; Washington Post) and commit this act of racial violence. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The US Constitution, written in 1787, asserts that it is essential for a Free State citizen to bear arms. However, recent acts such as mass shootings, intercity violence and accidental gun shootings, have enlightened the controversy of the issue. The United States, the most powerful nation on earth, has the most deaths from gun violence than any other first world country. President Obama has underlined that “you don’t see murder with this scale or frequency on any other advanced nation on earth. What’s different is not every country is a wash

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