The Issue Of Gun Control

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The subject of gun control is a highly controversial topic in the United States of America. The regulation of guns and the legal control of their distribution is something that has been debated for centuries, ever since the Bill of Rights was enacted. There are many reasons that gun control laws should be stricter, especially considering how dangerous these weapons are. The United States Constitution does indeed protect a citizen’s rights to bear arms, but there has to be some regulation. The gun control of automatic and semi-automatic weapons is necessary to eliminate mass shootings and other gun related crime. When the United States of America developed the Constitution, it granted its citizens basic rights that they should have. These basic rights are given in the section known as The Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights contains the Second Amendment, which is the main argument against gun control. The 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.” (Madison, James) The Bill of Rights may guarantee a citizen’s right to own and possess a gun, but it does not describe what kind of gun that has to be. There are many dangerous weapons that do not need to be owned by the average American citizen. The common citizen does not have need to be in possession of an automatic or even certain semi-automatic weapons. Self-defense does not require those dangerous

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