Gun Control And The Rights Of A Free State

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Cameron Rose Mrs. Rose P.5 Gun Control, Research Paper 25 February 2016 “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” (Bill of Rights, 1791). As said by our founding fathers, over two centuries ago, the right to own guns will not be taken away. However recently, there has been a push for a ban on guns, due to the increase in school shootings, homicides, and suicides over the years. Because of this incorrect use of firearms, quite a few people believe guns are just too dangerous for us to control. Although many believe gun control is a necessary safety precaution, I believe a ban on guns would increase crime rates, prevent protection of one 's self, and go against the basic American citizens’ right. Gun control is a set of laws that control how guns are sold, used, and who can use them. Since the 1700s guns have had a huge impact on the American culture. They are constantly in the media, our daily lives, and even in our history books. According to the United States constitution, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” In 2007, it was estimated that there are, globally, about 875 million small arms distributed among civilians, law enforcement, and armed forces. Of these firearms, 650 million, or 75%, are held by civilians. U.S. Civilians count for 270 million of this total (Wikipedia). The argument for and against gun control is a heated debate

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