Argumentative Essay On Gun Control

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Gun Control: Deciding Who's Pulling the Trigger
Atrocity and guns, these two seem to be closely associated with one another. However, how significantly do they actually correlate with one another, and do guns always man violence? If so, does the current system help the people in the communities around America feel safe and protected? These are some of the questions that are asked in the early stages of trying to reform the current gun control system. Guns have been a significant object of the American society, as they are used for self-defense and it is used for recreational purposes; such as hunting and target practice. Despite the fact that there are some devastating ones. These involve violent crimes, suicides, accidental discharges, and
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The first, and most debated reasoning for not effectuating these reforms is the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment that is written in the U.S Constitution 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" (ProQuest Staff). The opponents believe that this Amendment guarantees the personal right to keep firearms, and some say that it protects the “general militia” who are different from the “state militia” as that is controlled by the state and its government. Statistics have shown that about 50% of the American population owns a gun in their household, and many of these people who were surveyed about this said that they will certainly not give up their right of owning a gun (Rosen). Moreover, the opposition states that with new laws, there will be no reduction of crime because a crime is the action of breaking laws, and what will stop criminals from breaking these newly implemented laws. The last, common, argument made by the disputants is that people should have and access to guns, because if they are in a violent situation in which they feel threatened, they can defend themselves. They say that the prevention of this possesion of guns by the public could possibly be endangering to their lives as they state, “most of the guns are used