Ben Golden Louisiana

Abolish Gun Control Laws

We need to get rid of all gun control laws.

Dear Future President:

The presence of gun control is a huge threat to our country. Something must be done about it. We need to get rid of all laws that alter our Second Amendment rights and violate the Constitution. These laws are horrible for our country’s citizens. A change is needed fast.

The Second Amendment says “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” ("United States of America 1789 (rev. 1992) - Constitute"). To fully understand how gun control violates the Second Amendment, we need to understand what the word “infringed” means. Infringed means “to wrongly limit or restrict” ("Infringe | Definition of Infringe by Merriam-Webster"). So, infringing is not just stopping something completely, it could be anything acting as an obstacle in the way of something else. Requiring licenses, background checks, training classes, etc. all act as obstacles in the way of purchasing a gun.

Another problem that could arise is people not being able to defend themselves against armed criminals. The most simple way to explain this concept is that criminals do not follow laws. If guns were illegal, or even just more difficult to obtain, criminals wouldn't pay attention to those laws. They would find other ways to obtain a gun anyway. If someone has the intention to murder people, they are not going to give up when they see a sign that says “gun free zone.” They are going to break that rule and kill people anyway, because they are a criminal, and they don’t follow rules or laws. Gun control only prevents the law abiding citizens from defending themselves against the criminals.

I hope you will consider what I have said. Please try your best to abolish laws that conflict with our Second Amendment. We can all work together to make a change for the best. We can protect our Constitutional rights. Let’s make a change.


Ben Golden

Works Cited

"United States of America 1789 (rev. 1992) - Constitute." N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2016.

"Infringe | Definition of Infringe by Merriam-Webster." N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2016.


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