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once was legal to own, but with a chance in the law this item may now be illegal to own by an individual. This now means that one can become a criminal just by owning a firearm that was purchased legally at one point in time. There are those that are still tell people that gun control is not about turning law-abiding citizens into criminals just by owning a firearm. With that being said according to "Registration of Firearms Policy Summary" (2013), “firearm registration laws require individuals to record their ownership or possession of a firearm with a designated law enforcement agency. These laws enable law enforcement to identify, disarm, and prosecute violent criminals and people illegally in possession of firearms. Registration systems also create accountability for firearm owners and discourage illegal sales.” Registration was not setup to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens. According to a nationwide survey that was conducted in January 2011 stated that 66 percent of people that responded were in favor of a registration of firearms ("Registrationof Firearms Policy Summary", 2013). Many say that registration is not meant to confiscate
GUN CONTROL4firearms from legal owners. There have been some cases in recent events that prove to differ that registration does lead to confiscation. With Connecticut passing a registration law that took effectat the beginning of this year. Before this law took effect the state was making threats that those who still have unregistered firearm these owners would immediately become criminals (Jones, 2014). According to (Jones, 2014) this merely served to scare gun owners into complyingwith the unconstitutional mandate. As it has been pointed out by several people, gun registration as innocently as it initially begins inevitably leads to confiscation. The constitution can only stop certain gun laws from happen.The Second Amendment stands in the way of many Gun Control laws. Many groups that are Pro-Second Amendment have used the premise of the amendment to support the rights of the people when dealing with firearm ownership. Then you have those other small groups of people feel that the Second Amendment is outdated. But the NRA has made it clear that a living document cannot be out dated, when the Supreme Court has clearly used the premise of the document to overturn laws. Anti-gun groups state that the document only references muskets. Of course it will only reference muskets, since that was the firearm that was used back during the time of the revolutionary war. They argue this point by stating that since the amendment reads: Awell 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. The only words that they seem to stick on is that a well regulated Militia should be the only ones that shall have firearms. That is why most anti-gunners feel that the Second Amendment should be amended or even rewritten so that way there is clarity in their favor. Although those that feel the Second Amendment is outdated have lost in