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The Libertarian’s View on Gun Control
The debate over the restrictions of gun control is centered on the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which gives people the right to bear arms. Gun control supporters believe that this explicit right does not extend to ownership of military-style firearms. For example, groups like the National Rifle Association argue that gun control infringes on the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens. Gun control is an on-going debate because each year more people are killed by the use of guns. However, guns are not the result in the number of homicides each year, the problems rests with the irresponsible gun users. Gun Control would do nothing but harm America because guns offer protection and security for Americans. As Libertarians, we strongly believe in the second amendment which states, “The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed (The Constitution of the United States).” Libertarians, like other Americans, we want to live in a safe society and want to be protected in our homes; we also want our Constitutional rights protected. In particular, we want to see all Americans, including gun owners, treated equally under the law, as our Constitution requires (Neale). As Libertarians, we believe that Americans have the right to decide how they want to protect their property, their families, and themsleves. Gun ownership, does not harm people and cannot justify criminal penalties. A man with a gun in his own home is not a threat to anyone unless someone is breaking into the man’s house. Guns are not the problem, they are inanimate objects. The responsibility belongs with the owner and user of the gun. Rather than banning guns, the Libertarian Party encourages gun ownership, as well as education and training programs (Neale). More stringent gun control laws would do nothing but harm law-abiding Americans. Restrictions or bans on the right to bear arms would result in more crimes and deaths of innocent...
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