English 11 P.3
11 September 2013
Anti Gun Control
Due to recent mass shootings in the U.S. many Americans fear for their safety. Many Americans fear to go out to movie theaters, restaurants, and even their children's schools. In the article "Will Sikh temple shooting spark U.S. conversation on gun control", Peter Greier claims "Americans are deeply split about the prospect of new gun laws, and tragic events such as recent mass killings do not change voter opinions." Gun control laws should be any more strict because it would be violating the Second Amendment and the right to bare arms to protect yourself against criminals.
To begin with, taking away a citizens right to bare arms is a violation of the Second Amendment which clearly states, "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bare arms, shall not be infringed." The Second Amendment grants citizens the right to bare arms. No legislation should have the right to take away citizen's fire arms. Gun control violates principals on which our nation was founded. It is out right to own fire arms for protection. New gun control laws would be an intrusion on self defense. Taking away a citizens self defense will not lower crime rates. In many instances new gun laws would increase crime rates. A law was passed in Kenesaw, Georgia requiring citizens to own a fire arm. From there after statistics show the crime rate had astonishingly decreased in Kenesaw, Georgia.
Secondly, in most instances the victims of mass shootings are uncontrollably vulnerable at the time shootings take place. The most vulnerable public domain unfortunately would have to be schools. Various mass shootings have taken place at schools including Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook Elementary School. Many schools in the U.S. are not guarded well enough and are too easy to access. Many innocent people have been killed...
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