Is Gun Control The Answer?

1612 WordsNov 21, 20147 Pages
Is Gun Control The Answer? The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution: 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. This amendment, a part of the constitution known as the Bill of Rights, describes the protection of the right people to possess whatever arms they wish. The limits of this bill are fiercely debated among pro-gun and anti-gun supporters, as well as debates within each faction. Those who choose violence to advance their political, philosophical or theological ideals do not concern themselves with a vote tally. In the 1980’s a “mental illness” was removes from the list of 26 identifiable mental illnesses. The American Psychiatric Association, the organization responsible for mental classification, is the apex of subjectivity. They are responsible for arbitrarily adding or subtracting a lifestyle from a list of mental illnesses. They are also the organization that will determine who is mentally capable of owning a gun. Through comparisons made between Switzerland and Chicago, more evidence points to the problem being the people and not the tool or gun they choose to use. (Vargas, 2014). Gun Control is not efficient as it has not shown to reduce the amount of gun-related crimes. The examples of terrorist attacks that do not include the shooting of a gun are numerous and are often more devastating to the regions or
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