The Battle for the 2nd Amendment

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The 2nd Amendment and the Battle for the Bill of Rights in the United States
Christopher Jesus Moya
CM220 College Composition II
Kaplan University

Over the last few years it seems that there has been a noticeable amount of gun crime making its way into the media and thus stirring up a debate on gun control. The government wants to make it seem like strict gun control is the answer to lower crime rates. However, we have the constitutional right to bear arms. Gun control laws will not effectively lower crime rates they will just make it more of a hassle for those who are law abiding citizens to get firearms because criminals that want to obtain firearms will start to find illegal ways to obtain them.
There are many questions that can be brought up about gun control and whether or not it is infringing on our American Bill of Rights. It seems to be a huge topic of discussion and in modern America leads to a lot of debate. Some questions that we face on gun-control are as follows. If the government put in place stricter gun-control laws does it infringe on people’s rights to own guns? The current laws that are in place are they truly enforceable? Should the governments’ stricter gun laws prohibit gun sales at gun shows without background checks? Would more guns, not less, prevent shooting massacres or gun crimes like the Sandy Hook Shooting? Also, will banning assault rifles and high capacity magazines lessen gun-violence like so many would like to believe here in the United States of America? Should gun-control even be a debate; should one individuals fear infringe upon the rights of another that were ratified December 15, 1791? There seems to never be an ending to this debate and just as one question gets answered another seems to pop up in its place.
The unfortunate events that are referred to when pushing for gun control laws are in all honesty…...

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