The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

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The second amendment states that “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.” taking away our second amendment takes away our protection that was given to the people in the original rights of the constitution. Gun control has been a topic of controversy since the New Deal in which the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Federal Firearms Act of 1938 were enacted. Although some forms of gun control are useful such as background checks and the National Firearms act of 1938, people should not be limited by concealed carry permits or open carry laws. American citizens should not be restricted from the type of firearm they are allowed to buy, how they use them, or where they keep them unless it is unconstitutional. The history of firearms began in 1232, when the chinese who invented gunpowder made gunpowder filled tubes. Since then guns have progressed to what is used …show more content…

Kennedy in 1963. President Kennedy was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald on November 22, 1963 by a Carcano Model 91/38, which Oswald acquired via mail order. This inspired the revision of federal gun laws, ending mail order sales of firearms and prohibiting the sale of firearms to were banned from possessing certain guns (also drug users), and restricted rifles and shotgun sales more. The passing of this law was sped up by the fuel that the assassination of Presidential Candidate Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King. In 1972 the Gun Control Act was given to the Alcohol tobacco Tax for enforcement. The Department then changed the name to Alcohol Tobacco Firearms (ATF) and doubled in size. This became the creation of the ATF which now patrols alcohol, tobacco, and firearms. The ATF is necessary and important to have. Without it the states have no regulations and law inflictions.

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