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Gun Control

            Is Gun Control the Cause or Solution to our Problems?.
             Gun control has emerged as one of the more contentious and emotionally charged issues in American politics. We do not have all the answers to suicide, murder, and teen violence, but it is clear from the statistical proof that gun control is not the answer. There is an insurmountable amount of evidence that suggests that owning a gun can be a valid and efficient method of self-defense. (Source 7) Guns have been used for hundreds of years as a means of protection. Also there is little empirical evidence that gun control is an effective deterrent against crime. (Source 5) The right to bear arms originated and is secured by the Second Amendment of the United State's constitution. To say that no one should posses guns violates this amendment, and is unfair to those who use guns to protect their families and themselves. There are many reasons why gun control is not the answer to all of the world's issues.
             The most obvious reason that gun control is wrong is because it is an infringement on our rights. The Second Amendment states that, "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." (Source 8) This amendment was placed in the constitution for a reason. When guns are used properly they provide a good source of protection and self-defense for people who can't defend themselves. Every law abiding American citizen has the right and the duty to protect oneself and one's family and also protect their property. (Source 6) The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms, not criminals. The Amendment is part of the United State's constitution, therefore, if gun control infringes our right to bear arms, is it unconstitutional?.
             Most people want no guns at all, or extremely strict gun control. In fact, there are hundreds of gun control laws already in place.

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