Essay on Pro Gun Control Debate: Our Right to Safety

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Pro Gun Control Debate: Our Right to Safety Many arguments for and against gun control in our country revolve around the second amendment. Unfortunately the majority of those arguments are based on an individual’s perception of what the second amendment means. The second amendment was adopted into the United States Bill of Rights in 1791, which was 222 years ago. The second amendment states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (National Archives and Records Administration). In that span of 222 years there have been many court cases and adjustments to the second amendment, some of those changes have remained and some have been …show more content…
The U.S. gun murder rate is about 20 times the average for all other countries on this chart. That means that Americans are 20 times as likely to be killed by a gun than is someone from another developed country.
Stricter laws created for the people and not against them are what has been proposed. Guns are extremely dangerous weapons, just like cars have the potential to be. Would you want an inexperienced, erratic, unsafe driver behind the wheel of a car on the road next to you? Would you give a license to someone that never had to read a driver’s manual or take a driving test? Then you shouldn’t be willing to hand an inexperienced, improperly educated, irresponsible person a gun either.

Works Cited
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Injury Prevention & Control: Motor Vehicle Safety – Policy Impact: Seat Belts. CDC. 2012. Web. 29 April 2013.
Max Fischer. Chart: The U.S. has far more gun-related killings than any other developed country. The Washington Post. 14 December 2012. Web. 29 April 2013.
National Archives and Records Administration. The Charters of Freedom. NARA. Web. 29 April 2013.