Arguments Against Gun Control

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The fight for gun rights has long been a point of contention in America. In 1775, British soldiers in the hostile city of Boston took over the city’s powderhouse to prevent the colonists from arming themselves (Raphael). The casus belli of American Revolution, the battles of Lexington and Concord, was colonial minutemen attempting to prevent British troops from seizing arms depots. While the 21st century is certainly not the late 1700’s, guns have lost neither their importance, nor their place in American society. The interpretation of "militia" in the 2nd amendment, the debate over whether or not gun control will solve anything--particularly protecting children-- and the question that America has wrestled with since its birth--life or liberty--are all things our nation contends with (US). I believe that guns are an integral part of our fundamental, constitutional rights as Americans, and that while the arguments against them are emotionally compelling, we have the right to possess them.
The understandable calls for increased gun control after the recent mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, like earlier ones in America such as Sandy Hook
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Even more luckily, there was an off-duty police officer who stopped that man with one bullet. When Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and five others were shot in Tucson, Arizona, the man who wrestled the gunman to the ground before he could continue killing had a carry-and-conceal weapon. Said 24-year-old Joe Zamudio, who acknowledged that being armed gave him the confidence to tackle shooter Jared Lee Loughner, “I was ready to end his life”(Is). If the people who prevented these crimes through the use of personal firearms were legally prevented from having them—as many people now clamor for—America would very likely be remembering a dozen more national