Gun Control in America

785 WordsFeb 26, 20183 Pages
There has always been and always will be a problem with crime in America. Gun control has become a hot topic when talking about crime prevention. Gun control is any law, policy, or practice created to regulate the possession, production, sale, and use of firearms by private citizens. The majority of the American citizens believe that we should be able to own firearms for protection, leisure and sporting purposes. These people believe that denial of ownership of firearms infringes our Second Amendment right. 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 Constitution of The United States of America). The primary objective of the Second Amendment of the Constitution is to preserve and guarantee the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms. There have been many questions brought up over the actual meaning of this Amendment. Some believe that even though this document emphasizes the need to have a militia, it is not required to be in a militia to exercise the right to possess a firearm. This right gives the citizen of the United States a certain security that other countries do not have. There are many that believe different in the meaning of this Amendment. They believe that the Amendment was written for security and protection of freedom in Colonial America and that the need for individuals to own a gun is absent present day. They

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