Should There Be Gun Control?

Intoduction

Many people think that we should be very limited with our guns and our rights on guns. Well I think otherwise, because it states in the constitution that we have a right to own and bear arms. The government is taking away what our founding fathers gave to us on July 4th, 1776. The government wants us to be unarmed and defenseless. When I think of an event that claimed the lives of unarmed and defenseless people I think of the holocaust. "The holocaust was when the state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million unarmed Jews including 1.5 million Jewish children in Europe by the Nazi regime and its collaborators that took place between 1933 and 1945."(The Jewish Federations of North America).

The Holocaust

"The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews including 1.5 million Jewish children in Europe by the Nazi regime and its collaborators that took place between 1933-1945. Millions of others were caught up in the Nazi web of destruction as well. When Hitler became chancellor in 1933, the German government began passing laws removing the rights of the Jews as citizens. Ultimately, in German-occupied Europe, the Jews were forced by law to live in specific zones within the cities, called ghettos. From there, the Nazis deported many Jews to labor camps and death camps. In addition to the Jews, the Nazis targeted other minority groups including, political dissidents, the disabled and those with genetic diseases, the Roma or Gypsies, the Poles, Soviet POWs, male homosexuals and Jehovah’s Witnesses." (The Jewish Federations of North America) Not all of those 6 million Jews wouldn't have died had they had their guns to protect themselves.

Concession

Yes, it is proven that if you keep a gun in your home there is a greater chance of suicide. But if your that immature to not confidently hold a gun in your home without shooting yourself , then don't buy a gun. Guns are also the main robbing weapon but, robbers are going to get their guns one way or another. That's why we should be able to carry a gun so no one gets robed, because they'll have protection for themselves from life threatening conflicts, and in prediction robbing rate will sufficiently decrease because the robbers will know that anyone can have a gun.
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The Constitution

"The Constitution states "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."(woods 123) Our Founding Fathers established the United States constitution, and even now the Supreme Court takes action in which something is constitutional or not.
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Fun Facts!

  1. In America, there are approximately 270 million firearms possessed by civilians, and only 897,000 carried by police.
  2. 51 gun shows banned attendees from bringing loaded guns to events in January 2013, to promote a safe, recreational environment.
  3. When people refer to the 2nd amendment, they are referring to militias, as well as to American individuals
  4. 40 to 45 percent of U.S. households have at least one gun.
  5. Since 1950, every public mass shooting (with the exception of just a couple) in the U.S. has occurred in a place where civilians are banned from carrying firearms.
  6. In January 2013, President Obama presented his comprehensive plan to prevent gun violence in the U.S. His plan includes:
    • improving the background check system
    • banning assault weapons and large capacity magazines of ammunition
    • creating and enforcing stricter trafficking laws
    • increasing our study and knowledge of the gun violence epidemic
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Example: Supporting an American to have the right to have a hand gun in their home

"Dick Heller, at age 66, an armed security guard, sued the District after it rejected his application to keep a handgun at his home for protection in the same Capitol Hill neighborhood as the court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in Heller's favor and struck down Washington's handgun ban, saying the Constitution guarantees Americans the right to own guns and that a total prohibition on handguns is not compatible with that right."(Woods 64)

Example: Robbers get shot and go to Jail!

"Spiro Poulos was in his pizzeria in Cumberland county, Tennessee. Two robbers wearing ski masks entered the restaurant and held a gun to Paulos's head! When the robbers demanded for money, he grabbed his gun and shot four times, hitting one robber. While the rest fled. According to the police involved with the case poulos acted in self defense."(long 13)

Conclusion

I feel that the way that the government is trying to put limitations on the united states constitution, until we have nothing to protect our selves from anything that we need to be protected from including the government, Our founding fathers realized that the government could be a threat to the people, when they signed the Constitution of the United States. If the government continues to take our rights away then we will not be free that our country we once were.

Work Cited/Resouces

"What Is the Holocaust." What Is the Holocaust. The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc, n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2014.


Woods, Geraldine. Right to Bear Arms. New York: Facts on File, 2005. Print.


Long, Barbara. Gun Control and the Right to Bear Arms. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2002. Print.


"11 Facts About Guns." Do Something. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Mar. 2014.


Dolan, Edward F. Gun Control: A Decision for Americans. New York: Watts, 1978. Print.