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The Right to Bear Life

By NICK JUNKER
How many of these tragedies need to occur for the American people to take a definitive stance in banning the usage of these demonstrative weapons? Now is the time to discuss the problem that has been burdensome for too long.

Assault weapons currently account for 1.7%of the supplied weapons in America. A majority of gun usage is primarily for protection, target shooting, and hunting, which don’t necessitate assault weapons. There are hardly any practicalities to the usage of these weapons, besides for the usage of any destruction that may occur.

The Second Amendment of 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.” Guns were a necessity not for personal liberties, but for collective defense of the nation.

On the other hand, having more dangerous weapons causes more unrest among the FBI and other agencies, who are forced to monitor civilian activity even more. An amendment that written for collective defense hinders the personal liberty of security that people are endowed. As a result, this would aid public safety agencies in the fight against domestic and international terrorism as it would limit the access to these weapons that they have become so accustomed to using.

Assault weapons pose one of the largest threats to American society due to the harsh circumstances that they have caused in the past. Ever since Congress had failed in passing the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, here has been a substantial increase in the amount of police and civilian deaths.

This notion shouldn’t be perceived as an infringement on ones rights, rather it should be viewed as something that can save lives and preserve human security. A new ban on assault weapons would be a step toward the right direction in fighting terrorism, crime, and even fear to go to something as simple as a movie theater. It needs to be passed to make America great again.

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