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Wendy Medina
Porf. Arlandson
Gun Control
November 25 2013
Protecting our Families
Having access to protect ourselves and family should be always legal. We should be able to obtain any weapon we feel is appropriate to defend our family from dangerous people and situations. Guns are not always necessary to murder, but to scare someone away as well. As a story proved, A Texas burglary suspect dialed 911 to report that an armed homeowner was threatening to shoot him. James Gerow, the homeowner, told the station that he awoke and discovered a man wearing a dark hoodie inside his home. Gerow grabbed his gun and followed the man out to a truck in his driveway. With gun in hand, Gerow convinced the man to drop his keys. He told his wife to call 911 and waited for deputies to arrive. This story is a perfect example of a defensive gun use that no shot was ever fired. A gun was used to bring a peaceful resolution to the situation in which no one was hurt. Guns don’t have to resolve a problem in a killing, but peacefully like this situation. “Second Amendment doctrine and state preemption laws can and should incorporate these longstanding and sensible differences between urban and rural gun use and regulation” (Fire Localism). Doing this would present new possibilities for gun control, protect rural gun culture while permitting cities to address urban gun violence, and preserve the longstanding American of firearm localism. The image of Americans defending themselves and their families with guns has long captured the imaginations of the public, scholars, commentators, and at least one very important vote on the Supreme Court. We should be able to have the right to protect our families. The question shouldn’t be should it be legal to have arms? It should be: Which arms are the ones that should be allowed to be kept in a home? Which individuals qualify for having an arm in their homes? We should have the right to protect our family but also, take precautions. A...
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