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America, the home of the free and the land of the brave. According to the Second Amendment in the U.S. Constitution, U.S. citizens have the right to bear arms. People have been fighting this law in America for years. Let's say the Second Amendment was thrown out the Constitution in the early 1970's, how different would America be right now? There are only two ways this could have went good or bad. America would be very different and many lives could have been spared. The mass shootings in the year 1999 in Littleton, Colorado columbine, nor the 2012 Aurora, Colorado massacre among many more mass shootings could have been prevented, but that is not the case. If there were fewer guns, than there would not be high crime rates in high populated areas or would there? No one in America has control over things that happened in the past, but every single citizen has control of the future. Today is now and it is too late to take away our rights, but it is not too late to reduce crime while keeping our rights at the same time. Guns could be more heavily monitored to reduce crime, suicides and mass shootings. If gun control was enforced it will prevent mass shootings and reduce crimes. There are ways we can enforce gun control while both political parties can agree. There are ways gun control could potentially reduce crime. One of them is that there can be mandatory background checks enforced. This will help those of power restrict who can and cannot own a gun. If this was enforced then guns will not get into the hands of a criminal or a mentally unstable person. History of gun control
Roberts 2 The Second Amendment which was created in 1771 states “U.S. citizens the right to bear arms”(Madison). But little do people know, the Second Amendment was originally created to protect the right of militias to own guns, not the right of individuals. There have been a number of changes made to the regulation of manufacturing, selling, and transporting firearms in the U.S since 1771. People today infer that the Second Amendment means that every person has the right to bear arms. That inference has to be somewhat true because America is considered to be one of the most highly armed countries in the world, but also highly dangerous because of how guns are so readily available. In the past eight years, gun control has been a significant issue in America. Look up statistics about the gun violence in America and compare to other first world countries, our number’s almost double the amount of opposing countries. In 2008, the district court of Columbia proved that the constitution states the right for every citizen to have a gun, but this rule was not applied to the federal law. If a rule is not applied in federal law then the law is up to the state to make the decision to ban firearms. In few states, gun laws are more strict than others. For instance, the gun laws in Texas are less strict than the gun laws in New Jersey(). In Texas all you need is a state ID belonging to Texas, and all types of guns are up for grabs without needing a gun handlers permit, nor a background check. In New Jersey you have to go through a