The Issue Of Gun Ownership

1824 WordsSep 24, 20158 Pages
As time has progressed, the issue of gun ownership has become more and more of a debate. With the development of new technology that can lead to devastating destruction, it is extremely difficult to overlook the harm that this weaponry could ensue on the safety of our nation. As stated in the second amendment of the constitution of the United States, “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” ("The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription") The framers, however, could never have known the potential for destruction that our present weaponry can cause. So, the question to this day has been, to what degree should the infringement of our right to bear arms be prevented? There are many different possible answers to this question, however, to me, only one answer seems to stand above the rest. The government of the United States, in order to uphold the rights for the general good of the majority of United States citizens, should infringe on this right to the degree necessary in order to provide the utmost amount of safety for their people while continuing to recognize the original intentions of the framers. This theory, although broad, I believe is necessary in order to get the greatest amount of satisfaction for the population as a whole. In the present day, many people believe that automatic weapons should be outlawed, as they have no greater use than for mass killings of people. This is a reasonable opinion, as it is true that
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