Upholding the Intentions of Our Forefathers: The Case for Gun Control

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UPHOLDING THE INTENTIONS OF OUR FOREFATHERS: THE CASE FOR GUN CONTROL
Each year in the United States, guns are involved in thousands upon thousands of violent crimes including as many as 20,000 murders annually (Crime 12-15). For many people, it would therefore seem to be a no brainer that something needs to be done in the form of gun control. Despite the obvious, however, virtually millions of opponents of gun control continue to wage a relentless effort to uphold their strict interpretation of the Second Amendment. Fortunately, an appeal to common sense, facts, and reason might even persuade the staunchest opponents of gun control to reconsider their position.
Constitutional Support for Gun Control
It is often assumed by opponents of gun...
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