Gun Control And The Right Of The Citizens Of Its Country

1469 Words Nov 10th, 2016 6 Pages
The Second Amendment 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.” The forefathers of the United States of America clearly worded this in the bill of rights for the self-preservation of the citizens of its country. For the past few decades, the Second Amendment has been put under astonishing stress with laws dealing with regulating and banning certain firearms. There are usually two sides to the controversial topic regarding the Second Amendment and they both are strongly tied to the two most prominent political parties : The Republicans wanting more gun rights and the Democrats wanting more gun control. The main argument of both sides is that their view of gun control or rights helps prevent crimes, and the other side’s argument makes criminal activities easier to commit. So, how do the gun laws or rights affect crimes in Republican and Democratic states? A good example of a gun control law that restricts the use of guns or makes it harder to purchase guns is the National Firearm Act of 1934 [2]which taxed gun manufacturers heavily on each gun produced, and all buyers were required to fill paperwork and wait for the approval to purchase and obtain a firearm by the Treasury Department. Gangster culture in America at this time was at an all time high and the National Firearm Act was passed in hope of stopping and decreasing the horrible culture [3]. Gun control can…

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