Stricter gun laws don’t protect people


The Second Amendment in the Constitution states “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.”

The Second Amendment clearly gives citizens the right to keep and bear arms.

We do not need “gun control.”

What we need is better enforcement of current laws and more in depth screening of people who apply for a gun permit or to purchase a firearm.

Gun control laws do not prevent criminals from getting a hold of guns.

They will find another way to obtain them.

In fact the way the law is now “an estimated 40% of gun transactions are handled privately,” according to TIME Magazine.

I understand how some people may agree seeing as how many states do have strict gun laws and yet tragedies like Sandy Hook continue to happen.

However, gun control is only a false sense of security.

If owning an assault rifle is banned or there are restrictions put on ammo or high capacity clips that only means that people are going to hide the fact that they have these types of weapons or obtain them illegally.

Gun trafficking happens all the time.

While the White House is encouraging Congress to outlaw lying on paperwork about the actual gun buyers, this has not yet been put into effect, and it would only work if people were 100% honest.

Shall we ban knives, bats, hammers, rope, cars, trucks, all pills, etc. because they can be used to commit a murder?

That’s absurd.

Guns don’t kill people.

People kill people.

In fact suicide is still the number one leading cause of unnatural death, not guns.