Why Do Guns Should Be Illegal

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A big debate has hit America arguing over if owning a gun is better than having basic human rights. The first amendment makes sure the country is what it was made to be, free. Without this amendment the U.S. would be owned by its government, but with a lot of violence. Some say the second amendment makes it to where people can protect themselves , but the U.S. isn't fighting the British anymore. Guns are not as necessary as they were, thus saying freedom is more important. Though it is important to protect America's guns, the right to freely speak, print, petition, and believe are far more important. The first amendment makes America what it is. The Washington Times states, "The first amendment is first, not simply because it falls at the beginning of a list of amendments, but because it articulates the first freedom and the nature of that freedom." When the colonists first fled Britain from religious prosecution they made sure that no one had to run again. They could not say the truth or spread word in the press. If that still happened today all citizens would be in the dark, and take the governments word. With what is going on in the world today that would be a huge mistake.…show more content…
Think about Martin Luther King Jr.; he peacefully assembled and he spoke his mind, helping end segregation. Nelson Mandela is another, he was the leader of some peaceful protests. MLK Jr. said, "I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings out momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace." This is basically saying that violence, often done with guns, is never the way to bring permanent peace. With peace, and a bit of violence, America ended a major problem; that wasn't solved with
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