Concealed Carry: The Social Impact

1990 WordsJan 30, 20188 Pages
Concealed Carry: The Social Impact Gun control is a highly controversial issue with each proponent (Pro vs. Con) providing statistics and facts supporting their standpoint. However, in the past several decades, advocates supporting gun control have significantly suffered with state’s enacting concealed carry legislation. The Constitution of the United States of America, the Second Amendment, is one of the most prevalent issues in government. To further reduce their stance, recent court decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), has reassured citizens that their Second Amendment rights shall not be infringed upon by any government entity. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution 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.” Recent Supreme Court Decisions Within the past decade, SCOTUS recent decisions directly relate to the Second Amendment have been instrumental in transforming the laws. The District of Columbia requires all firearms to be registered; however the law prohibits the registering of a handgun. Carrying an unregistered firearm is criminal offense, even in your home. Furthermore, all firearms must be unloaded and secured with safety lock or stored in non-functioning condition. General possession of a handgun in any other condition is prohibited, unless a license is obtained from the chief of police. Heller, a District
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