UNIVERSIDAD DEL TURABO
NAGUABO, PUERTO RICO
LURDES M. PEREZ
PROF. RAMOS/ENGLISH 153
Right To Bear Arms
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to a complete stranger who is in your house, threatening to harm you, and your family, and you cannot do anything about it. Imagine, not being able to go target shooting or hunting, because there are laws passed to prevent you from owning a firearm. The truth is, more and more people in this country are trying to restrict law-abiding people from owning firearms due to the overwhelming rise in gun related crimes. As law abiding citizens, the constitution gives us the right to bear arms. Whether it is for recreation or protection, restrictions should not apply to those who obey the law. We should not be forced into certain gun regulations, due to the criminals who violate the law. The 2nd amendment of the constitution of the United States gives us the right to bear arms. In this essay it will be explaining why we shouldn’t change the amendment for these three reasons; law enforcement need to bear arms, hunters need to bear arms and also law abiding citizens need to bear arms.
When it comes down to Law enforcement they are required by law to bear arms not only for our protection but for their protection also from criminal. Certain law makers and organizations feel that we should change this amendment, and make it more difficult to own a firearm. I would disagree, and feel it would have an opposite effect on society. For example, in 1997, Britain placed a ban on owning a gun. Since the inception of the new law, Scotland Yard reports that the number of police injured by gun-wielding criminals has quadrupled. In that same time frame, the number of violent attacks by gun toting criminals has more than doubled. Today, a decade after the gun ban, England has grown so violent that you are more than likely to be assaulted in London, than in New York City,...
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