Why Is Gun Control Important In The United States?

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In Connecticut on December 14, 2012 twenty year old Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook elementary school and fatally shot 20 children who were between the ages of six and seven. After fatally shooting the children he turned the gun upon himself and released the trigger. The attorney’s office concluded that Lanza acted alone and there was no provided indication as to why he did it or why he choose that school. Some Americans believe that the Preamble to the Constitution is most compelling for Americans today because it allowed Americans to insure domestic tranquility is taking place, such as gun control. Gun control is the set of laws that regulate the sale and use of firearms by civilians.

There have been numerous disputes between Americans
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The preamble states, “We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure of the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…” First, establishing justice. How is it justice when we are able to provide weapons for war but not medications for cures in which people are dieing of. Second, insuring domestic tranquility. By not having gun control we allow shooting after shooting to occur. Most shootings end up at an elementary school where innocent children are dieing as their lives were barely beginning. Lastly, providing for the common defence. In reality the constitution was defending us from the government instead of one another. Do other citizens believe the lack of gun control is…show more content…
The Second Amendment states,” 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.” Creating gun control laws would be going against the Second Amendment and would infringe upon their right to bear arms. Many Americans also believe guns do not necessarily kill people, people kill people. Realistically, guns can not pull the trigger, people do that. Instead of creating gun control laws, people need more gun education and mental illness screenings in order to prevent terror attacks and
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