The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

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Massacres like Sandy Hook, mass shootings in high schools, public shootings, muggings, wars, etc. are very tragic events that plague humanity. Guns play a significant role in these events that spark a huge controversial debate about gun control. The tremendous issues with firearms have grown in the last few decades. Discussing gun control is like talking about sports, it is people are either for or against a team. In the article, What Is Gun Control? Direct Burdens, Incidental Burdens, and the Boundaries of the Second Amendment written by two experienced professors of law Joseph Blocher and Darrell A.H. Miller, the professors defined gun control as stated “some gun control laws - like some regulations of other rights impose direct burdens on the keeping and bearing of arms by targeting those activities as such. These laws are what people typically have in mind when they refer to gun control: regulations that specifically govern the use, possession, sale, and manufacture of firearms.” What this means is that gun control is to regulate any selling or owning a firearm. The origin of the usage of guns and gun rights can be traced back to the late 1700s. Robert J. Spitzer, a political scientist at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland, explains in chapter two of his book Gun Control: A Documentary and Reference Guide the versions of the Second Amendment that took place in New York City, New York. James Madison made a proposal in the House of Representatives in June

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