Taking a Look at Gun Control

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Gun control is one of the most controversial topics in our country. There are two main views. The first is the view as it is said in the United States Constitution, they guns should be legal for civilian ownership. The second view, and the severity of its enforcement varies from person to person, it that gun control should be enacted. This could just mean smaller magazines, to no semi-automatic guns, or even to a complete ban. The founding father’s view is basically what is still used today. Guns are allowed, but some states have much stricter regulations on them. Guns are necessary in a country, because of the constitution, and for the purposes of self defense and national security. The Founding Fathers of our country had a very obvious view on gun rights. In the second amendment, it clearly says that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed (Pendergast 30). This statement does not need to be interpreted to grasp their opinion. They believed that guns were a necessary part of the country, and they said it in the constitution. The constitution is the highest law in the land, and what it says is final when viewed by the supreme court, the highest court in the land. The reasoning for this amendment was to keep a well-regulated militia (Pendergast 30). One of the founding fathers, Joseph Story, has a relevant quote. He said, “The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of
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