The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

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Gun control is a major point of controversy in the United States today. The debate has been relevant almost since the beginning of our country’s establishment, but it has gained more attention and prominence in the past few decades. As the number of gun violence crimes has increased, citizens in the political arena have taken sides and argued over gun possession. Those who agree with gun control suggest limitations on citizens owning guns. The other side of the debate is those who do not believe in gun control, and want citizens to be allowed to bear arms. I oppose gun control because I believe it violates the Second Amendment. U.S. citizens should be allowed to bear arms, but there should be some limitations such as strict background checks for gun buyers. Many people use guns for sport and hunting animals, not for harming others. In addition, gun ownership can deter crime, and gun control denies people a sense of safety. Criminals who want to harm people will always find other ways to kill; gun control will not stop them from executing others. First off, implementing gun control violates the Second Amendment. It is clearly stated in the Constitution that it is “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms.” In not allowing individuals to keep weapons for themselves, regardless of the purpose, the rights written out in the Second Amendment are being infringed upon. The Founders of our nation would not have included this liberty if they did not believe it was of utmost
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