Persuasive Essays On The Right To Bear Arms
English 103 Alison Katz Example Final Essay Gun Control in the US: A Needed Amendment to Policy There is no realistic way to stop tragedies. The US has seen numerous tragedies in modern times, from the Kent State protests in the 1960s, to the Columbine massacre of 1999, to the very recent massacre at Newtown Elementary in Connecticut. This massacre, and the several others in recent years, have made the issue of gun control a significant and hotly debated topic in the United States. Many call for a ban of “assault weapons,” which are defined as any semi-automatic rifle with military attachments or features (Goode 1). The cry for a ban has created outrage from the advocates of gun owners, specifically the National Rifle Association (NRA). In light of the recent tragedies, however, the threat of assault weapons has proven more harmful than helpful. Assault weapons should be banned from sale in order to prevent future tragedies, because such a ban would be in compliance with the U.S. Constitution and the guns are not necessary for civilian life. The United States Constitution very clearly contains given rights guaranteed for every citizen in the first ten amendments, called the Bill of Rights. The Second Amendment, often the cornerstone of the gun-advocate position, states that citizens have “the right to possess and bear arms” (U.S. Constitution, Second Amendment). This implies that every United States citizen that is of age has the legal right to own a firearm. The Second Amendment also states that this right “shall not be infringed.” The NRA and other gun advocate groups use this concept of “infringement” to call a ban on assault weapons unconstitutional. However, there have already been numerous restrictions placed on the purchasing, ownership, and possession
Argumentative Essay the Right to Bear Arms
1159 WordsOct 8th, 20115 Pages
UNIVERSIDAD DEL TURABO
NAGUABO, PUERTO RICO
LURDES M. PEREZ
PROF. RAMOS/ENGLISH 153
Right To Bear Arms Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to a complete stranger who is in your house, threatening to harm you, and your family, and you cannot do anything about it. Imagine, not being able to go target shooting or hunting, because there are laws passed to prevent you from owning a firearm. The truth is, more and more people in this country are trying to restrict law-abiding people from owning firearms due to the overwhelming rise in gun related crimes. As law abiding citizens, the constitution gives us the right to bear arms. Whether it is for recreation or protection,…show more content…
It can be used for recreation, or for self-defense. Like a chain saw, it can hurt its owner if the owner is careless or stupid with the tool. But the modern firearm is safe. The gun cannot load itself nor fire itself, that why there is this famous quote that goes like this “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people”.
Lurdes M. Perez S00604108 How about hunter where would we be without them? Can you imagine not being able to go hunting and trying to feed your family or let me put it even better how about an attack from a forest animal like a black bear or a bob cat? If guns were bad why does the president of the United States believes we have a constitutional right to bear arms, this is what he said on a conference, at Watertown, SD, 5/16/08 and it go on saying that Obama, will protect the rights of hunters, shooters, collectors and other law‐abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport, and use guns. Some citizen say that all guns should be banned the sooner the better. They also comment that there should be “Zero Tolerance Policy”, for anyone who has guns except for police officers and they go on saying anyone with guns should be prosecuted right away because they remain dangerous to the public. But in that same conference Obama states that he respect the right to lawful gun owner to hunt, target shoot and use guns to protect their families.