Should Gun Control Laws Be Stricter?

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Should Gun Control Laws Be Stricter?
Lindsey Curry
English 111
Dr. Robert Brandon
November 20, 2012
Many different freedoms were granted in many different ways to the people of the United States. When the Constitution was written in 1776, many rights were granted to the people of the United States. In 1791, the second amendment of the Constitution was adopted and allowed the people to be able to keep and bear arms (Members, 2011). Today, there is a debate on making these gun control laws stricter; to basically remove ones rights. In order to fully understand this topic, one must have an understanding of gun laws, the history of guns, and the critical discussion. The privilege of these rights should not be taken away and gun control laws should not become stricter.

Gun laws vary throughout many different states and countries, but they all have fitting precincts for that area. One of the Constitution’s amendments addresses gun control. The second amendment grants the right to bear arms to the people of the United States. The second amendment states, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (Wikipedia contributors, 2012). This was the first gun control law and was approved in 1791, to put restrictions on the people of the United States. The gun control laws differ throughout the fifty states of the United States. For example, the North Carolina gun control laws state various limitations on purchasing a gun, on who may be issued a gun, and on the possession of a gun. According to the NC gun control laws one can only be issued a permit or license if they qualify under the following standards: * Is not under indictment or who has been convicted of a felony except that if a person has been later pardoned or is not prohibited from purchasing a firearm under the Felony Act * Is not a fugitive from justice

* Has not been adjudicated mentally...
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