By: Jay Rodriguez
The discussion over gun ownership is centered on the Second Amendment to the Constitution, Which Protects "the right of the people to keep and bear arms."
Gun control advocates believe that right does not extend to ownership of military-style firearms That Are Otherwise Known as assault weapons. They point to incidents Such as the Columbine High School massacre in April 1999 resulted in the deaths Which of 14 students (including the two gunmen) and a teacher, in support of banning assault weapons. Also They support Measures Intended to curb gun-related violence, Such as mandatory child safety locks, background checks on Those wishing to purchase a gun, limits on the number of guns a person can buy and raising the age limit for gun ownership.