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
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 gun owner.
The second amendment states the citizens right to own and
bear firearms. Freedom to poses arms is a guaranteed
citizen right. If the constitutional rights of a citizen
are violated, it can be a complex issue. In the case of US
vs Miller during the year of 1939, The supreme court voted
against individual rights to bear arms. Nothing can destroy
a government more quickly than its failure to observe its
own laws. This is why all citizens should be aware of all
of their constitutional rights.
Enforcing gun control is not going to have an effect on the
crime rate, because it will not keep criminals from
purchasing weapons. If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will
have guns. If a person is willing to pay a price they will
get what they want. Gun owners have to protect themselves
from these criminals, and all gun owners must be informed
of their second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.