Gun Control in the United States

Gun Control in the United States - 1 N ote: F r om t he U...

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Note: From the United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems Copyright 2010 by Nation Master 0 Note: From the FBI, Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1993-2005 Copyright 2005 by the FBI 1 The Second Amendment is a law in which was formulated to give the citizens of The United States of America the right to firearms. More gun control laws have been set in place as a deterrent for criminals to purchase firearms, but gun control laws are not the only way to avoid and protect criminals from purchasing firearms. Even with the gun control laws, debates, the Second Amendment and the Tiahrt Amendment, the lack of the enforcement of these laws has
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2 caused more violence and they have not reduced the number of criminals with guns. Research and statistics have proven the high volume of illegal guns have increased the homicide rates in the United States of America. Without proper implementation of these laws, The United States of American faces many challenges with the Americans future generations. The future generations should be educated on guns and the education should include types of exposure to the seriousness of controlling the use of firearms. Our past President, William Clinton has attempted to pass new gun control law in hope of decreasing the amount of illegal gun use in The United States of America. The United States current president, Barack Obama, is currently working on enforcing and passing more laws and legislation to protect the families, and the citizens of the United States of America. The successful enforcement of our current laws would be a major stride toward decreasing the amount of crimes committed with guns and the amount of criminals with gun possession. The Second Amendment states, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed (United States Bill of Rights, 1791).” The Second Amendment was a law designed to allow the citizens of The United States of America the right to carry a firearm. This law was formulated as a guarantee to the law-abiding citizens the right to bear a firearm for the sole purpose of self-defense. Although this law seemed to give more freedoms to the citizens of The United States of America, it has become a law over-ridden by criminals. The Institute for Legislative Action was developed by The National Rifle Association in 1975 as a means of defense against any gun control laws. The National Rifle Association’s mission statement was written with the intention of preserving and defending the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment was designed to guarantee the ability of law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms for legal purposes (The National Rifle
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3 Association Institute for Legislative Action, 2010). Even with the current gun control laws and the supporters, there are associations opposing against any type of gun control. The opponents of gun control, such as the National Rifle Association, argue that the “right to bear arms” is their
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