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Essay On I Have The Right To Bear Arms

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Within the past half-century, gun control has become a heated debate topic between Americans.
The United States' Federal government should not increase gun control regulations. The second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, "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.” By this, it is understood that each citizen has the right to possess firearms and use them under the realms of a cautious manner. This amendment was written under the intentions of protecting Americans from dangers, both foreign and domestic. After experiencing the tyranny of Britain, Americans wanted to ensure protection for both themselves and their loved ones from
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At certain points in history, gun sales to civilians have been prohibited by law. In 1976, Washington D.C. implemented a gun ban that potentially worsened the city’s homicide rate. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, annual homicides rose from 188 in 1976 to 364 in 1988 and continued increasing to 454 in 1993. The gun ban was struck down by the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller and since, homicides have steadily declined to 88 annual murders in 2012. This statistic shows that depriving the right to bear arms from law abiding citizens is ineffective in decreasing the number of homicides as criminals will find a way to obtain a gun even with a gun ban in place. The law-abiding citizens will be left vulnerable as the criminals will have defenseless victims to attack. The United States has attempted to put gun bans into place in the past. However, these regulations have been repetitively ineffective. Because of the ineffectiveness of gun bans and the overall counter-result of an increase in homicides, it would be in best interest, for the safety of Americans, to not implement an increase on Federal gun control
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