Gun Control

Essay by The DevilMiddle School, 6th gradeA+, January 1996

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Gun Control

The government has placed many gun control laws, but some of the laws

were made to make the general public feel safer. For instance the government

banned a handful of assault riffles when they are not even used for most gun related

crimes. The government also administered another law called the Bradey Law.

The Bradey Law makes a five day wait on the purchase of a handgun so a check can

be run on the persons background. None of these laws have decreased the amount

of deaths caused by hand guns. The media also plays a part in more laws being

passed against guns and ammo. The media helped have a bullet that pierces bullet-

proof armor get banned, but the bullets were made specially for law enforcement

and licensed dealers. All of these laws should be considered unconstitutional

because it goes against the right to bare arms.

So these gun control laws should be

stopped. They should find other ways to deal with gun related crimes and violence.

This country was founded on the people of the country owning guns to

protect what they think is right. The constitution gives the people the right to bare

arms and protect themselves. Any law against guns should be unconstitutional but

the laws were made because it is what some people want.

The ban on assault riffles took effect in the may of 1994. "Nineteen assault-

style weapons and broad categories encompassing many more semiautomatic

firearms..." were among the many weapons that were banned. The guns that were

banned were only used for three percent of all gun related crimes in 1993. Most of

the crimes and murders were committed with handguns. So the only reason for

making this law was to make the people feel good and...