Subject: My thesis on Gun Control
By: Michael Hendrix
The history of ownership and the current law under the 2nd amendment gives the rights to the people to keep and bear arms. Our society has passed laws regulating the ownership and use of firearms and more legislation is being considered. Some restrictions may be necessary but some have gone too far. Currently, there are over 70 Million gun owners in America. Guns are not for everyone. Certain individuals cannot handle a firearm safely, and some individuals choose to use firearms inappropriately. Most of this legislation restricts, to some degree, the rights of individuals to possess or use firearms. I recognize that criminals have misused firearms, often with tragic results, but I must point out that a few individuals committed those crimes. We should punish the individuals who commit these crimes, and we should imprison those who pose a threat to society so that they do not have the opportunity to cause harm. Punishing law-abiding citizens by passing restrictive gun laws is wrong. Guns are not the cause of this country's crime problem. Criminals are. Effective crime control legislation must control criminals, not guns. Effective crime control legislation should provide more prisons to lock up these criminals, and more police officers to deter crime and capture criminals. Effective crime control legislation should give the law-abiding citizens of our country the means to defend themselves. It should not restrict the rights of responsible citizens to own or carry firearms. If someone is considering purchasing a firearm of some type then I believe proper training at a gun range should be employed to learn safety, protection, and how to properly handle a firearm. Firearms can be dangerous in the wrong hand that is why I believe firearms’ training is important. The best training consists of parents passing on our firearms heritage, respect for people and property, and some common...
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