The Right to Bear Arms

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  • Topic: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States, Crime
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  • Published : May 28, 2013
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​The United States Constitution says that U.S. Citizens have the right to bear arms. It just all depends how they take action. According to a report by engineering statistician the general public is 5.7 times more likely to be arrested for violent offenses and 13.5 times more likely to be arrested for non-violent offenses, than concealed carry weapon permit holders. There are a lot of reason why some people want this law banned, but these arguments are outweighed only by the need of protection. ​The second Amendment guarantees the right to conceal handguns under the United States. In the 2008 case, District of Colombia v. Heller, the Supreme Court ruled that the inherent right of self-defense has been central to the Second Amendment right,” and that the second Amendment protects “the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation”. 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." According to a 1997study of National Crime Victimization Survey data, "robbery and assault victims who used a gun to resist were less likely to be attacked or to suffer an injury than those who used any other methods of self-protection or those who did not resist at all. Even if an adult never needs to draw a concealed handgun for self-defense, I may feel safer being armed and feel freer to go outside at night or in dangerous areas. ​The right to have concealed handguns is they support citizens in self-defense and deters crime. With gang population and gang-related violence growing at an exponential rate, it is imperative that law abiding citizens are given the right under the constitution to defend themselves. The National Crime Victimization Surveys concluded that “robbery and assault victims who used a gun to resist were less likely to be attacked or to suffer an injury than those who used any other methods of self-protection or those...
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