(Michael Conley)on
Gun Control

(The Two Sides)

For Gun Control (Top Half)              Against Gun Control (Bottom Half)

- Most Democrats (Government needs to impose restrictions to regulate the purchase and ownership of guns)   
- National Gun Control Inc. (NGC)  
- Feel as if more strict laws on guns will stop mass shootings in public areas and schools such as virginia tech. and the shooting inside a colorado movie theater.   
- See that guns are a massive cause of violence within America Today

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Most Republicans (The Government needs to vigorously enforce and punish criminals who use guns illegally)      
- National Rifle Association (NRA) pressures the government not to pass gun control laws
- Believe that "Guns dont kill people, People kill people"
- Argue that the passing of gun laws has NOT reduced gun violence
- Feel that the passing of Gun Control Laws is a violation of their constitutional rights


                               Which Amendment is reffered to when addressing gun control?

Whenever the talk for passing a new gun control law comes up, the people always turn to the second amendment which 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." The only issue with the 2nd amendment is it's basically saying the point of being able to legally bear arms is so the people may form a militia to protect ones self and/or free state.


                                  Relevant Supreme Court Case reffering to Gun Control

HELLER vs DC (2008)
- Heller, who was a security guard, challenged a law made in DC that made it illegal to own a handgun, where he won with a 5 to 4 vote because "owning a handgun is an individual right seperate from forming a militia"                                                 

(Colorado Shooting)

                                                                        MY OPINION
I strongly support the passage of gun control laws and feel as if there should be new and more strict laws regulating guns and those who can access a gun legally. To me it makes no sense to only crack down on the criminals who use a gun illegally because that means waiting aroudn for the criminal to take the lives of innocents rather than stopping it from happening in the first place. Using the honor system when applying for a handgun simply is just not enough because lets face it, not everyone in this country especially those capable of taking another human life are the most truthful people in this world. Come the near future i would appreciate seeing a change in gun control laws before having to experience losing someone close to me over mindless gun violence.  

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