For or Against?
By: Miranda Odegard, Hannah
Poledna, and Shelbie Draper
Gun Control facts
Gun control is the regulation of the selling,
owning, and use of guns.
Ex: machine guns, hand guns, rifles, etc…
The Second Amendment 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
Laws and rights
Right-to-carry laws are the qualifications
you must have in order to own a gun.
You must be the appropriate age, have a
clean criminal record, and complete a fire
arm safety course.
The Brady Bill requires a national five
business day waiting period on handgun
Crime and self defense
One of the most common reasons people
buy guns is for self defense.
One problem with guns in the house is that
they are a danger to friends and family.
34% of imprisoned criminals have been
scared off by guns.
In 1997, 691,000 crimes were committed
with fire arms.
The “Assault Weapons Ban” was enacted on
This bill banned the manufacture, possession,
and importation of assault weapons.
Hillary Clinton once stated, “And since the crime
bill was enacted, 19 of the deadliest assault
weapons are harder to find on our streets. We will
never know how many tragedies we’ve avoided
because of these efforts.”
There are currently 200 million guns owned
The greater gun availability increases the
rate of murder and suicide.
It also increases the chance of guns
entering illegal markets.
Guns used in violent crimes are usually
stolen or transferred from person to person
The Second Amendment
The Second Amendment reads “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.”
There is a lot of discussion about what the
Amendment means and how to interpret it.
However, the current price we are having to pay
to defend ourselves against an improbable
situation is thousands of people dying each year
through gun violence.
Interview an Expert
I do not believe in gun control because the Second
Amendment to the Constitution guarantees me the right to
keep and bear arms. I am a law abiding citizen of stable mind
and I have the right to protect myself and my family from
harm. It have been proven time again that if you disarm the
public, the crime rate goes up. In Washington D.C. guns were
illegal until late last year, it had one of the highest murder
rates in the U.S. “IF YOU OUTLAW GUNS, ONLY
OUTLAWS WILL HAVE GUNS.”
Just my opinion,
Shelbie- I am against gun control because of self
defense reasons and there is a low chance that
somebody will just randomly shoot people.
Hannah- I am for gun control because I just want the
people who are not responsible not to have such easy
access to guns, but I also believe responsible people in
need of guns for self defense should be able to own
Miranda- I am against gun control because the Second
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives American
citizens to keep and bear arms. Also for self defense
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