Gun Control in America

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Gun Control in America

By | April 2008
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Nathan 3/30/08
Gun Control in America
Ever since the days of the pioneers, firearms have been an element of the American tradition as defense and a means of hunting or activity. As we progress through the 21st century the use of guns has changed significantly. The reason that the use of the gun is changing is fast and steady increase in crime and the battle for the right to have possession of a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control, to try to decrease the felony in the United States, has been a brutal debated issue in recent years.

Even though many people believe that gun control violates the right of the people, set in the second amendment "the right to bear arms.” Controlling distribution and sales and the registration of guns and gun owners is necessary for the reason that of the homicide rate concerning guns and the violent behavior by criminals using guns. Bob Adams states in his article “With military-style weapons once again legal on American streets, “People are going to die,” declares Steve Lenkart, chief lobbyist for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. “Cops are going to die; civilians are going to die. (par109) Many people feel that gun control violates the right of the citizens given in the second amendment the right "to bear arms". Opponents of gun control, together with the National Rifle Association, better known as the NRA, disagree that the "Right to Bear Arms" is guaranteed in the second amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and licensing restrictions penalize law-abiding citizens while in no way preventing criminal use of handguns. It is also argued that by making it complicated for guns to be bought and registered for the American public there is a threat to the individual protection of American families all over. Iain Murray states in the U.S gun control debate, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the...

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