Gun ControlWith the possible exception of abortion, no other current issue hassplit the country in two like the debate surrounding gun control.Both sidesare equally adamant.The pro gun side, as represented by the National RifleAssociation, continues to oppose all gun control measures primarily on thegrounds that any law restricting gun ownership is unconstitutional.
Proponentsof gun control argue that gun violence is an epidemic out of control across thecountry, and call on federal lawmakers to stem the flow of blood with anti-gunlegislation.This side won a crucial battle in the debate two years ago withthe passage of the so called Brady Bill, Federal legislation that banned theproduction and sale of some semiautomatic rifles and initiated a waiting periodand background check for gun buyers.However, more recently than nowRepublican-controlled Congress, with the backing of the NRA, has reignited thatbattle with plans to repeal the Brady Bill.The second amendment to the constitution guarantees Americans the rightto keep and bear arms without government interference.
gun control advocatesseem ready and eager to disregard this right which is currently being exercisedby 70 million Americans. (METSKA)I believe that the governments struggle to keep guns out of the hand ofjuveniles and criminals is a worthy one, but when it comes to unconstitutionalinterrogation then its getting out of control. The government is currentlytrying to implement laws that will keep weapons out of the hands of every one.The people on capital hill say that they want a safer America, they want theyouth of America to grow up in a caring non-violent environment, yet all theyreally want is a more productive best in its class nation.
History proves that criminal behavior cannot be controlled by thegovernment attempting to regulate inanimate objects.In other words, criminalswill always find a way to get a hold of drugs, guns, what have you. Proof:drugs may be illegal yet we still have one heck of a problem with them; thus,if guns of some sort are made illegal then, we will probably end up with oneheck of a gun problem. I believe that its not that they need a gun or think itscool, I think its just the thrill of breaking the law and rebelling.Take into consideration this hypothesis; punishment should be a sort ofafter market type deal, where you should not be punished for having a gun.The punishment should be overly severe for using a gun in a improper manner.People should not fear guns, they should fear using a gun.Finally in essence to my thesis, guns are what make Americans AMERICANS!