The United States is in a controversy of whether or not the Second Amendment is protecting our country or killing it. The United States owns approximately 250 million guns, nearly one for each citizen, and grows about 7 million each year. Experts believe that the Second Amendment in the Constitution is rational and legal, author of, Handgun Prohibition and the Original Meaning of the Second Amendment Don B. Kates states that the “Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that weapon for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home; however, they do not say that you can go around shooting people and claiming that you are protected by the Second Amendment. According to CNN news, the Second Amendment is loosely written, holding loop holes that others seem to find, such as Benjamin Ferguson, who bought a silencer which “falls into the same category of Tiltle II weapons as rockets and machine guns” (Bordeaux).Which provide some serious problems within the people and government of the United States.
One hopeful way of addressing this problem is to make gun safety course videos for the younger crowd about late elementary, early middle school, and again early high school years as a reminder, to explain that guns are not toys and can obviously cause massive destruction or serious injuries. Using the example of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting it could hit home and open the eyes of the students to realize the damage it could cause.
To what extent will these actions of prevention reduce the problems of Gun Control? Is it really truly preventable?
Many people think so; however, if a larger majority of the country did then there would be no argument about the problem. In the article “The Next gun Fight” author Michael Schered talks about the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, and how the Second Amendment isn’t exactly an amendment worth saving in...
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