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The right to bear arms

This essay is about the United States citizens right to bear arms and how that right is being challenged.

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Gun control and the Second Amendment Under the United States Constitution U.S. citizens are given the right to bear arms. Even though this guarantee was created without constraints there are now laws that limit this right.  Public safety is the main reason for gun control. Though there are many safety reasons why private ownership of firearms should be banned, these arguments are outweighed not only by the need for protection, but because the limitation of ownership rights could become dangerous to personal freedom. Even with the enormous number of safety issues that makes the idea of banning firearms seem plausible, these issues are overshadowed by the need of self protection, and because limiting this freedom could lead to ...

... oneself in the process. Although guns are very dangerous and are used in all sorts of criminal activity, they are already out there and the benefits of having them outweigh the drawbacks.  U.S. citizens have the right to bear arms so that the most basic rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness can be preserved with force if necessary.  Protecting ourselves form others with deadly force preserves our right to life.  Protecting ourselves from the oppression of a government, with weapons that can threaten it, reserves our tight to liberty.  The preservation of both these rights contributes directly to the pursuit of happiness because a human being cannot be happy without life and liberty.
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