Persuasive Essay On Gun Control

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Currently in the United States, there are many issues that are being debated in Congress, issues that are being resolved or at a current stand still. One of these topics that is always at a standstill, a topic that is always brought up but never actually changes is gun control. There are always two sides to the argument, those who want to increase gun control and those who stand by the second amendment, believing all people have the right to bear arms. Consequently, the United States has been divided and unwilling to work together. While there are reasonable arguments on both sides, one cannot help but wonder what the best option would be for the safety and well-being of the country: should we limit the purchase of firearms? Does owning a firearm increase the safety of a person? Should people who are mentally ill be allowed to have access to guns or live in a household with guns? Could an increase in gun control cause the safety of the community to decrease? There are two arguments in the debate regarding gun control. On one side of the debate believes gun laws should become stricter for public safety and the other side believes gun laws are in violation of the second amendment and would in no way increase protection. According to the article “The Second Amendment Guaranteed a Civic Right to Be Part of the State Militia” by Saul Cornell, Cornell argues that the Second Amendment was created in order for citizens to be armed when a militia is needed, not for individual

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