Guns Should Not Be Infringed Essay

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Will not be Infringed or Do Not Tread on Me On the 15th of December, 1791, the second amendment was adopted along with 9 other amendments alongside it. “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.” When the founding fathers wrote this statement, it was a written as a command, stating the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall NOT be infringed. When the founding fathers wrote this, they meant it in a sense so that the people can keep their government from becoming tyrannical such as King George did. Without the amendment, the government could walk all over the people without resistance. 27th of March, 2017, 23-year-old Zach Peters responded to his home being broken into, upon realizing his home was being broken into, Peters…show more content…
They are pushing this agenda in the name of safety, but in reality, this is leaving thousands of people without a means of self-defense. I understand the need to protect lives, but more guns in the hands of law abiding citizens will result in more lives saved. When politicians pass these laws, they must also realize criminals don’t follow the same laws as law abiding citizens. If a person means to do harm, they will figure out how do carry it out, whether it is against the law or completely legal. Take a look at Great Britain, they don’t allow their citizens to own firearms, but there are still killings. People strap explosives to themselves, run and slash people with a knife or even plow their car into crowds of people. If a person had a firearm, the driver couldn’t possibly hurt as many people as he intended to. The founding fathers gave us this right for a reason, in the famous words of Ronald Reagan, “the government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their
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