Gun Control And The Rights Essay

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Gun Control Guarding and fighting for the right to openly bare arms is a topic that’s been discussed around many tables in the past and continues to be a highly debatable topic. Many people throughout the United States have very different views on gun control and how it should be handled. Some people feel that guns are very dangerous and the thought of everyone having the right to bear arms will lead to more violence and crime on the streets. On the other side of the spectrum there are right to bear arm activists who believe that less restrictive access to guns would decrease crime because if everyone is carrying a weapon there is more of a chance for a crime to be stopped. Criminals, those on this side of the argument believe, may be less likely to hold up the corner convenience market if they were to believe that not only the clerk behind the counter was armed but also those other patrons in line. Studies have indicated that gun control does not reduce crime and there needs to be less restrictions for law abiding citizens (who pass a back ground check and pass a conservative waiting period) on purchasing, owning and openly carrying guns in the United States. For all gun activists the most crucial federal document that is used to defend their case is the Second Amendment. The document 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.” There are arguments from both sides

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