Gun Control is a topic that has been talked about for many years now especially
after many tragic deaths and other instances that have happened in past. Gun control has
become one of the most important battles of 2013. In a press conference last month,
President Obama pushed Congress to ban “assault” rifes and weapons, setting a limit for
magazines to 10 bullets, and to introduce universal background checks for the buyers of
firearms.”The debate over gun control and gun ownership is focused on the Second
Amendment of the United States Constitution which states that people have the right to
keep and bear arms. Advocates of
Gun Control think right does not lead to the
owenership of a military-style weapon that are also known as Assault rifles. It is tragic
and infamous events such as The sandy hook elementary, or The Columbine High School
shooting that truly make people think and question the United States' gun laws and
issues. They look at events such as the Columbine High school shoooting in 1999 which
ended up in the 14 deaths of students, in support of banning assault rifles. Gun rights g
roups that are often led by the National Rife Association, debate that these and other p
roposals breach the constitutional rights and the 2nd ammendment.
Across the U.S, people are debating how effective Obama's gun-control proposals are.
Commentators on the right say that limiting guns will not stop or end the violence and
point out no matter what laws the congress will pass, felons and criminals will still find a
way to arm themselves well. On the left however, they state that automatic weapons and
magazines with large capacity arent a necessity for hunting or self defense in the home.
The United States has very liberal gun control laws, and it has the highest rate of
gun owners in the world. I would agree with the fact that violence can be associated with
guns and does play a role in it. The numbers itslef can prove that guns are an...
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