Monday, February 15, 2016
The right to keep and bear arms, who has it?
In the wording of the constitution, it is worded in a way that means all people have the right, did the founding fathers intend on giving this privilege to violent criminals and the mentally unstable? No, the second amendment was written for the common man. So I believe that people should have the right to bear arms, except for the mentally unstable or anyone who has committed a violent felony.
What type of guns should be available to the common man to own? Order to answer that question we need to ask a second question which is, what is the purpose of owning a gun? There are simply three answers: for recreational purposes, like a shooting ranges; for self defense, and for hunting. For each of these things, automatic and semi-automatic are not necessary. Automatic guns are made to kill efficiently, not to protect. Because of this, people should not be able to own automatic or semiautomatic guns, but rather guns like a pistol or hunting rifle.