Guns in America

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The Laws in this country need to be changed due to the misunderstanding of the U.S. Constitution, the easy access of obtaining a gun and the rise of violent crimes. The U.S. Constitution, Amendment 2, states that an individual has “the right to bear arms and set up a militia.” The Constitution guarantees the rights of individuals to own and use guns, and allows the people to keep and bear arms, and the citizens shall not be infringed upon and can form a militia. This amendment must be broken down in order to better understand its true intent. The founding fathers intent was clear for some to understand but if you are a card carrying member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) it is easy to exploit this amendment for your own benefit. The constitution was drafted in 1787 and ratified in 1789; this was a time when the United States had a legitimate fear of being conquered. When the founding fathers sat down and wrote the Constitution the intent was for all citizens to be able to defend this country and the towns that they lived in by forming a militia and fighting in its defense. Like many areas of the Constitution Americans must evolve to the times that we live in now. Americans cannot pick and choose which amendments to keep and which they think are outdated because of convenience. If this country stayed with some of the founding fathers plans there would still be slavery and anyone that was not a Caucasian male would not be able to vote. The Native Americans would still be confined to reservations and it may still be a crime to be a witch. Evolution is not just a thing that happens when people change, but also when their minds and the way they think changes. -------------------------------------------------

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The high rise of violent crimes
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Gun violence in America compare other countries is among the highest involving gun related deaths, including suicides, murders, and unintentional deaths. Everyday more than 80 Americans die from gun violence. The high rate of deaths associated with guns, are extremely high with children. -------------------------------------------------

American children are 16 times m and likely to be murdered with a gun, 11 times more likely to commit suicide with a gun, and nine times more likely to die from a firearm accident than children in other countries combined. The US has the highest murder and gun murder rates of the higher income nations. Sasitics show that men have a higher rate than women, and certain age and ethnic groups when obtaining and using guns. Every day, in the US, more than three thousand gun related crimes take place, to include murder, robbery, rape and other kinds of assault. If the laws where changed to make it harder to obtain, gun crimes would be a lot lower. -------------------------------------------------

Make it harder for individuals to obtain a gun
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To obtain a gun in Kentucky for instance, the requirements are that an individual be at least 21 years of age, and live at a Kentucky resident for at least 6 months before filling out the application. Not all states require a background check to purchase a gun. Louisannia has no state requirement that criminal background checks be completed to purchase a firearm. -------------------------------------------------

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Gun buyers that buy firearms at guns, swap meets, or through newspaper or internet advertisements are not subject to a background check. -------------------------------------------------
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