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Guns should be banned int he USA

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The second amendment of the United States’ constitution allows the wearing and the possession of guns in the United States. The right to bear guns is an individual right and promotes the right to self-defense. The guns are lawful in the United States, it is a constitutional right, it should not be banned in the United States.

To carry and possess guns is a right according to the United States’ constitution. The constitution was passed September 17, 1787 and was ratified December 15, 1791. It includes twenty seven amendments and the second is the one that makes the wearing of legal weapons. Indeed, it provides that “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”. It originally only applied for the federal level, but the sentence “the right of individuals to keep and bear arms” was then interpreted as a personal right, and thus made potentially any regulation of carrying weapons unconstitutional. Bypassing this amendment has became a headache for militants of greater regulation. Therefore this second amendment permits any US citizens to freely hold one or more weapons including guns and use them just as freely.

Despite the fact that holding guns is legal, some states have passed contol laws and limitation. For instance, the first state of the United States to adopt a control law was the state of New York in 1991. The Sullivan Act instituted some purchase authorizations and licenses to hold and carry firearms. However, its effectiveness was limited by traffic from other states. The most important law was the Brady law passed in 1994 : it limits the possession of firearms by former criminals and imposes control psychiatric and criminal history when buying a new weapon. The Brady law limits repeat crimes.

Nevertheless, the gun control faces up to much resistance in the United States. The lobby of National Rifle Association (NRA) and its four million members, is campaigning for the right to detention. According to a study by the Center for Responsive Politics, they spent thirty-one million dollars, seven times more than their opponent. Approximately three hundred firearms have held by individuals american. To illustrate this, for a majority of american families, the possession of firearms remains a defense on behalf of the second amendment of the United States’ constitution, despite the danger to their children.

To conclude, to carry and possess firearms is an individual right promoted and guaranteed by the second amendment of the United States’ constitution, even if some states are trying to limit or to control his efficiency. These states should not be banned guns in the United States. The only way to prohibit the carrying and possession would be to revise the United States’ constitution, which currently seems hopeless and unlikely.


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