The United States has a law called The Bill of Rights, and in these rights one of them states the following; “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.” They label it as the Right to Bear Arms. The American dream means different things to different people. To many people, freedom is possession and owing a gun of any kind. Gun Control is strict enough with the requirements for even getting a gun. Society benefits from firearms in the hands of responsible citizens. Attempts to keep firearms away from these citizens do more harm than good; gun control needs to be less strict and more basic. In ‘The Bill of Rights’ there is the second amendment, which was stated above that “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.” This was put into place in 1791 by James Madison, who wrote the amendments. Even today the States stand by and follow this right. Even though we have this right, America has put restrictions on it. There are four main restrictions into owning a gun in the U.S. One of the restrictions is that to own a rifle or shotgun the owner has to at least 18 years of age or older. To own or purchase a handgun the buyer has to be at least 21 years of age or older. The gun must be bought from a federally-licensed dealer in the buyer’s state. The last rule is that the buyer must submit to a background check that the dealer will arrange using an FBI database. Not only are there restrictions to buying a gun, there is the opposite. There is a list of personal who are not allowed to purchase a gun of any kind. Fugitives from justice, illegal aliens, and unlawful users of certain drugs, those committed to a mental institution, those convicted of crimes punishable by imprisonment for more than one year and lastly those convicted of...
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