Gun Rights

Topics: Firearm, Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, Weapon Pages: 2 (712 words) Published: November 16, 2010
Carlos Contreras

US Government, Period 6

Right To Bear Arms

Bang, bang bang! I heard gun shots. It came from the house across the street. Apparently someone broke into the house and the robber had a gun and was ready to fire, but because of gun rights my neighbor had a gun also and he was able to protect his family and himself. "Imagined what would of happened if we didn't have that right and I didn't have a gun?" he told me. I told him that that was true. Gun rights are a good thing. It can protect us. Also if there weren't any gun rights what would we do with all the guns, we wouldn't be able to get rid of them all. If we didn't have gun rights our rights are being violated.

It's a great thing that we have gun rights. What if someone broke into your house with a weapon and you were in the same situation as my neighbor, but there were no gun rights and because of that you didn't have a gun to protect yourself? It's a scary thought. The importance of allowing citizens access to guns as a life-saving measure is even more evident as it comes to instances of multiple-victim public shootings at school. There have been eight school gun shootings, but in two of these cases the attacks were stopped by citizens with guns because they had the right to carry a gun. A co-researcher William Landers looked at multiple-victim public shootings in the U.S. from 1977-1995. over this time fourteen states adopted right -to-carry gun laws, and the number of shootings declined by 84 percent, with deaths in the shootings reduced by 90 percent. A quote that the famous Martin Luther King said was, "... the right to defend one's home and one's person when attacked has been guaranteed through the ages by common law." Even Martin Luther King thought we should defend ourselves .

Our rights are being violated! That is if we didn't have gun rights. In the second amendment it says that we have the right to bear arms. That right is the right for us to have a...
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