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, …show more content…
The right to bear arms is an antiquated idea that should be removed from our Constitution. At the time the Constitution and Bill of Rights was written, the right to bear arms was thought to be necessary in case it again became necessary to raise a citizen army or militia to fight an outside enemy. That is no longer necessary as the United States has proved that it has the strongest armed forces in the world. Guns held by private citizens today are only harmful. However, our constitution granted the citizens of our country the right to bear arms. It is only right for a person to be able to protect himself and his property, and it is legal. In the world as we know it, crime is rampant, and people should be able to protect themselves and their families. With the right to bear arms, should come also responsibility. Only those who have no history of violence or unstable behavior should be allowed to own weapons, and they must be kept and used with the greatest of care. People should absolutely be allowed, however, under proper conditions and stipulations to have the means to protect themselves and their families from those who would do them harm.
Lurdes M. Perez Opponents of the right to bear arms say that guns are the major cause of violence in this world now and days. People believe that prohibition of