Gun control has been a controversial issue for years. A vast
majority of citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced
it would quickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel
they have the right to bear arms for protection, or even for the
pleasure of hunting. These people are penalized for protecting their
lives, or even for enjoying a common, innocent sport. To enforce gun
control throughout the nation, means violating a persons
Constitutional rights. Although some people feel that the issue of gun
control will limit crime, the issue should not exist due to the fact
that guns are necessary for self defense against crime, and by
enforcing gun control is violating a citizens second amendment right
to bear arms.
Guns are evil to some, because of the violence that they
create. People express guns as weapons of homicide. They insist that,
the more guns with which our society equips itself, the greater the
likelihood for accidents or violent acts involving fire arms to occur.
It is a proven fact that handguns have been the murder weapon of
choice. Guns are involved in half of all homicide cases. People
believe that society has relied on weapons that create harm and
criminals. Therefore, these weapons should be outlawed.
However, law abiding citizens have the right to protect
themselves against danger. Due to the ownership of guns, burglaries
have reduced considerably. A gun is a tool, guns don't kill people.
People kill people. The matter depends on who is using the gun, and
what situation it is involved in. Purchasing a handgun legally is a
complex procedure. The consumer must go through a two month waiting
period. These procedure guarantee the innocence and reliability of a
The second amendment states the citizens right to own...