Gun Control-Forfeiting Our Rights

Everyday our children wake up and make the dangerous journey to school. With the recent occurrences in Jonesboro, Arkansas and Littleton, Colorado, our children are even more scared to make this dangerous journey to school. With the threat of death becoming more apparent, parents are questioning as to whether or not they should even let their children go to school. What is this dangerous threat to children, and how can this threat of death be stopped? Although the answer is complicated and will continually be debated a solution must be posed. We must outlaw the use of bicycles by our children. Every year, bicycle accidents kill roughly three times more children than firearms do (39 ...

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serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
This statement was said by Thomas Jefferson, one of the singlemost important men in the foundation of our country. Almost all gun control debates begin with an individual’s interpretation. The Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees us the right to arm ourselves in order to defend ourselves and our society: “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.” Some people who have never actually read the Constitution will argue, “The Second Amendment says it’s okay for to have guns for hunting, but not handguns and assault rifles and guns that are actually designed to kill people.” The truth is that there is not one word in the Second Amendment about sport shooting or hunting. The amendment specifically says “the right of the people…. shall not ...

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