English 122 English Composition II
March, 22, 2010
The Right to Bear Arms
Are you proud that we are the greatest country in the world? If we give up our gun rights we will be doomed to be just another country, instead of the world power we are today. When our forefathers wrote the constitution, we had been an oppressed people. We had no say in how our country was run. We were told what to do, and how much to pay for things. If every household in America has a gun, no government or country will make us an oppressed people again. We must keep our gun rights no matter what.
Due to the murder rate and the random gun violence in the United States; it has given anti-gun lobbyists, and anti gun groups a foot in the door, to amend the constitution. Before our constitution was amended so many times, the second amendment stated clearly, that “all men have the right to own and bear arms.” As an American I am very big on the constitution, and keeping our rights, as designed by our forefathers. The reasoning behind this is if everyone has a gun, we can defend the country we all love so much. There are so many countries that do not allow their citizens to carry, or own guns. Poland and England for example, they are not permitted to carry guns, and what country was invaded by the Germans first, Poland, and England.
I think no country would be stupid enough to invade a country where most of its citizens have and/or carry a gun. For instance no country has ever invaded Switzerland, Switzerland is an example of a country, like the U.S. that is high in gun ownership, but it has a lower murder rate. Switzerland also has a high degree of gun control, like the U.S. Switzerland keeps a relatively small army, but relies on its militia for its national defense. Almost all men in Switzerland, when turning eighteen, are issued a fully automatic, military assault rifle and 72 rounds of ammunition. By law they... [continues]
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