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Gun Control at its Finest

Guns. Guns have been a part of our culture since this country was formed. We were given the right to own these guns when the U.S Constitution was made. It’s stated in the Bill of Rights. So why take them away now?

Dear next President,

Guns. Guns have been a part of our culture since this country was formed. We were given the right to own these guns when the U.S Constitution was made. It’s stated in the Bill of Rights. So why take them away now?

Amendment II

“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.”

By putting so many regulations on this , the state and National government are nearly taking one of our amendments away. The first 10 Amendments are meant for the people and not for the government to take away. If the system ever becomes corrupt to the point of falling apart, how are we as the people supposed to defend ourselves in that type of crisis? There will always be people on this planet that obtain weapons like these illegally and use them incorrectly.

According to the article "How to keep guns out of the wrong hands", “Requiring universal background checks is a non restrictive way to keep our families safe. Currently, 40 percent of firearm purchases originate from private sellers – from gun shows, online or unlicensed firearms dealers – that don't require a background check on buyers.”  Every legal place you are able to purchase a gun should require a background check on all persons no matter what. Allowing someone who has a mental disorder or who has committed a crime to purchase a gun legally from a gun show should not be permitted, especially with a criminal background. Also stated in "How to keep guns out of the wrong hands"  it adds “Universal background checks are something that lawmakers and citizens across the political spectrum support. A poll released by Republican pollster Frank Luntz in July 2012 revealed that 74 percent of National Rifle Association members and 87 percent of gun owners support a criminal background check for everyone purchasing a firearm. And the vast majority of the public agrees that we must close loopholes that allow dangerous individuals unbridled access to weapons.” Most state legislatures don't understand that trying to make guns illegal in general will turn the civilian population against the government. There has already been civil unrest in some of these cities that have banned guns, so getting rid of them legally is just taking the gun out of the hands of people that should be able to protect themselves. 

Data compiled the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute revealed that homicide rates in Chicago increased to 18.81 per 100,000 in 2015 vs. 17.64 in 2010, a 7% increase. That's compared to a 6% decline for the United States overall for the same period and over 4x the national average. In fact, at 18.81 homicides per 100,000, Chicago would be ranked as the 201st most dangerous country out of the 218 countries tracked by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

It takes emergency services an average 10 minutes to respond to a crime scene or an accident. During that ten minutes someone who has legally purchased a pistol in a certain situation is able to defend him and others against someone who is trying to commit a murder or a robbery. Why should someone who uses these weapons legally be punished by law because someone uses these weapons to do harm to a community? This is an outrageous act by our government to take away the right of the people who obey the law.

There will never be a right time and or place to take away these guns because they will always exist. There is no stopping these guns from circulating through the system. If our government was to stop the circulation of guns throughout the country, it would take away a lifestyle. There are people in this country who hunt for a living and taking away their guns is taking away their life. So please Mr./ Mrs. President, consider the people of this country that use these tools correctly and do so by benefiting themselves and the community. Thank you.


Tyler V.

Works cited:


Soaring Chicago Gun Violence Amid 'Toughest Gun Laws' Crushes Clinton Narrative For More 'Controls’ by Tyler Durden Jul 30, 2016 7:30 PM


“How to Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands There are ways we can keep implement smart gun control without infringing on anyone’s constitutional rights.”

By Matt Cartwright | Contributor May 24, 2013, at 11:15 a.m

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