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Gun Control

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A Victim’s Disarmament

A madman opening a barrage of deadly fire with assault rifles and pistols on a defenseless crowd is a scenario which carries a bigger social impact than its bullets. After the mourning of the victims, all attention turns to the source of such pain. Political debates stir up and fingers get pointed, and as unbelievable as it may be, in many cases the killer himself are not viewed as guilty as the weapons used in the assault. Gun control activist jolt out of their seats, for it is their chance to say “I told you so” to the public. As if such a tragic event automatically proves all of their views and law-hopeful gun restrictions proposals right. Yet, restricting a society’s right to bear arms is not just the violation of a more than two hundred year old paper’s second amendment; it is a historically direct pathway to disarm victims from criminals who regardless of the law will obtain the weapons. The United States Constitution is more than the supreme law of the land; it is a “lessons learned” document. It is document written in future defense of previously suffered grievances imposed by England’s government. The essence of the United States was placed into the Constitution. To make sure that the hard earned independence was not trumped by an abusive government, the Bill of Rights was created. Ten essential rights that in some shape or form comprised American values and way of life were inducted. It is of no surprise to many, that the founding fathers saw the right to bear arms as such a vital part of the American way of life that they placed it as the second amendment, “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.” (U.S. Constitution, 1787). Overlooking the second amendment is a risk, for bearing arms was considered essential to maintaining the American way of life by the founding fathers for a reason. Gun control is an idea which stems...

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