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The 2nd Amendment And You Essay

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So you are sleeping and hear a loud crash, what sounds like your window breaking, and a door open. You call 911 and they say the police will be there in 15 minutes. You notice they have guns. What do you do? Me, being a gun activist, would roll over, grab my Benelli shotgun, and enforce the stand your ground policy. Unfortunately, If I had to use a force I would have it readily available. I look at it like if it was my life or the intruders, whose is more important. Well to me mine is. If you didn’t have a firearm though, chances are you would be dead by the time the police got to your house. Which leads me to the point of my paper. Why we deserve to reserve our right to bear arms.
When our forefathers sat out to write the constitution, they added the Bill of Rights. Our Second Amendment clearly states we are allow to bear arms. With the bill wanting to be set forth by the Obama administration, it would ban certain types of guns (semi automatics, High Capacity [cap] Magazines [mags], Class 3 firearms, etc.). Their reasoning behind this is that because of semi autos having high cap mags, it helps people that are committing mass murders, ala Sandyhook Elementary, because of how fast you can switch mags and having them semi automatic gives it no need to load another round in like on a bolt action gun or a pump action shotgun. While this is a semi true statement, this isn’t the 1700s either.. We don’t only need a musket to protect ourselves. A little while after this statement was made, Glock, a well known handgun maker, made a video showing that high capacity magazines aren’t the reason to blame. They took two shooters, one a more experienced shooter the other a casual shooter, and gave them two guns. The gun the experienced shooter got was a Glock with 3 ten round mags. The other shooter got a Glock with 30 rounds. The purpose was to see which shooter could be more accurate and who could finish first. The more experienced shooter actually finished a few seconds before the other and was more accurate. Proving with enough practice, anything is possible.
Unfortunately, we have already had a few bans in the nation. The Brady Bill (extra paperwork plus you have to be 21 to purchase a handgun), the Federal Assault Weapons Ban (had multiple provisions, basically saying its illegal to own a Fully Automatic weapon) and the new Undetectable Firearms act, which takes effect December 9, 2013, (cannot transport or possess a firearm under 3.7 oz of steel and has to be in the shape of a handgun). While the first two do have sound theories, the third is absolutely atrocious. Why should it matter the weight of your gun? Most gun makers are switching over to polymer ( a hard, durable plastic) for the casing of the gun. Usually only the internals and the barrel are steel any more. Mini-rant aside, I can see the points on all of them. The Brady Bill does have sound reasoning and is named after a neat historical event. On March 30,...

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