My Stance On Gun Control

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Gun control is one of the most highly debated topics in 2015. From the beginning of mankind, weaponry use has been a key point of survival, and has developed into recreational and political uses. So why now is it becoming such a problem? Our 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.”(“Gun Control” Opposing Viewpoints.) Clearly it has been amended without being blatantly known. For instance there are illegal weapons, and this I agree with. No one wants to fight someone with an AK-47. Really, my stance on gun control is that it should exist, but with conditions. The first condition should be a mental illness test.…show more content…
If all is passed, a license is given to the carrier. I believe every purchase of a firearm should be carried out in this manner, as well as driving; but that is a different topic.
As we all know, in every debate there are loopholes. One loophole is the fact that if you are a member of the U.S military, you have much more leniency in owning a weapon. I understand the fact we are supposed to be able to trust our military, but the fact is the terms and conditions of being a member are less extreme than they used to be. Now the military has a lot of policies to protect the enlisted, such as mental judgement. Lets face it, not everyone has what it takes to be in the military, but these days it seems like they will accept anyone with rock hard abs and biceps. On that note, where are the terms and conditions for ownership of a weapon for them? Do not mistake me as biased, as I watched several marines preparing for a flight and all of them brought along a duffle bag full of semi-automatics and assault weapons, yet if it was any other person attempting to bring even a handgun in their suitcase that is not even stored on the same plane, they would most likely be apprehended by airport police in a violent manner, including a strip search. Now why is it that 3 year veteran and Marine Sergeant 32-year-old Christopher Michael Skaggs, with a record of violence and abuse, was a “highly unlikely person to commit such an act,” and described as a
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