The Rights Of The United States

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Craig Williams Kate Simonsen ENG 112 82PR 03 November 2015Guns Don’t Kill but People Do!Many decades ago, the founders of America escaped from England to escape the strict rules that were being forced on them by their rulers. The men of this new found land convened to discuss their rules and rights to run their newly created government. They create a bill declaring the basic rights that every man in the country could have. Some of the basic rights that were created was the right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, free speech. One of the most important rights created was the right to keep and bear arms. However, in these times of increased violence with guns, many people in America believe that the possession of guns is becoming more dangerous for the general population. This is far from the truth.Taking away guns from the law abiding citizens of America is a clear violation of this amendment. A lower amount of armed citizens would just give armed criminals, which probably obtain guns illegally, easier targets. Most criminals were asked if they would have approached their victim with criminal intent if they knew they was armed, and they answered no. The Detroit chief of police encored the citizens to carry a gun with them. The violent crimes in that city declined as more residents began to carry guns.Everyone knows that possessing a handgun makes it easier to intimidate, wound, or kill someone, but does not mean that every person with a gun intends to use it…

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