The Argument Against Gun Control

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Imagine yourself at church, school, your local clinic or regional center then everything at once just stops around you. You hear the sounds but can’t see where it’s coming from and then the realization of what’s happening hits you, there is an open shooter at your location. Those exact incidents, from the Charleston shooting to the Colorado incident have all be harsh but real situations for today’s society and a recent movement is trying to put these realities to ease, the Gun Control movement. The topic of gun control is a controversial yet to the point topic, should we limit the way people can access firearms in order to ensure more public safety? In the following essay I’ll present why gun control should be taken more seriously than just …show more content…
The US supreme court majority opinion syllabus informed us with, "The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home,” however the full context from this court case is frequently ignored by those who feel this certain way. In reality, within this court case the Supreme Court detailed specifically that United States citizens don’t have an unlimited right to guns nor the right to carry. Justice Antonin Scalia stated during the same court case, "Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose… nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of