Gun Rights - Right Or Wrong? . 28Th March 2017, Us History
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Gun Rights - Right or Wrong?
28th March 2017, US history I (R) block-3, Mr Hill
Gun control is a major part of American Politics. One problem in the gun control discussion is if the people should have the right to “Conceal-and-carry” weapons with them all the time.The Founding Fathers saw owning a gun as a means to protect against tyrannical rule. America’s foundation was built with firearms. Ever since America’s freedom from Britain, American’s have been enthralled with firearms. A part of our Constitution is devoted directly to our gun rights, the Second Amendment.
The National Firearms Act of 1934 was the first of modern gun control laws to pass. Following Prohibition, this act imposed an excise tax of $200 on the manufacture and…show more content…
In recent years, gun control debates have focused mainly on background checks for buyers, allowing people to carry weapons in public, and whether to allow the possession of assault rifles.
Stated by the National Vital Statistics Report “The United States has far more gun ownership than other developed countries, and far more gun violence. In 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nation had more than 33,000 firearms deaths: 70 percent of all homicides (11,208), more than half of all suicides (21,175), and hundreds of accidental and unsolved deaths.” (Xu, Murphy, Kochanek, Bastian “Deaths: The Final Data 2013”)
Fewer guns, better records of who has them and certain checks before anyone can buy an arm is going to still allow law abiding citizens to own firearms and still will result in reduction of crime and deaths. While gun rights lobby believes that more people having arms equals to a safer society, people who favor gun control says that the opposite is true. The more people have guns there are more chances of any sort of dispute escalating to a crime.
The Second Amendment mentions, "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." But some sections of society believe that National Rifle Organization is failing to interpret it correctly.
The Second Amendment does not grant any individual the unconditional right to own a gun or to