Gun Control

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English 1302 5th march 2013 Sides of Crime Control Gun control laws have been surrounded by controversy since The Bill of Rights, including the Second amendment was passed in the congress. "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 founders wrote. Until recently there was considerable argument over just what the founders intended by their words. Did they mean to provide only for armed units to protect us from invasion, or did they mean that each individual has a right to a gun? However, in the District of Columbia v. Heller case, the Supreme Court made a landmark ruling upholding the right of individuals to bear arms for hunting…show more content…
Answering these questions will help me to map the issue. The key audience for this issue is the government and the citizens of the United States. There are two major parties in the political realm that are lobbying either for or against gun control. These two are the Democrats and the Republicans, the two dominating parties in the country today. The Republicans have long been supporters of the pro gun movement, largely due to both their conservative nature as well as an increased backing over the years by the National Rifle Association, a powerful force in the pro gun movement Democrats are known to be largely for gun control. This is an important issue to everyone involved in the issue, and extremely important to society as a whole. Guns play a role in everyone’s lives to some degree, whether it is for ones own personal possession of a hunting rifle or a pistol in the hands of a youth in your neighborhood. The second amendment gives every citizen the right to gun ownership. Citizens must decide if gun control laws benefit them or they take their right away. Hence, if I want to propose changes to gun control laws, my audience will be republican, democrats and the society as a whole. I think most lawmakers and public will oppose this issue as they might view as their rights violated. While the recent mass shooting incidents across the country has called for stricter gun control laws on one side, on the other side more people want to own guns to defend themselves
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