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In the wake of the most recent mass shooting here in America, President Obama has implored for United States citizens to come together and demand that there be some type of gun laws in acted before more people are hurt. One of the main issues with implementing these laws is the fact that most of the U.S Senate are anti-gun control and feel that these types of laws encroach on Americans’ second amendment rights (The Right To Bear Arms).
In some ways, I do believe that too much regulation would be doing so, but we also have to remember that during the time in which these laws/constitutional Amendments were written. There was an explicit need for people to take up arms to protect themselves.
I know that in some parts of the country, this amendment is still very necessary. There are still parts of the country that still resemble the “wild wild west”, but for the most part. America is a very regulated and safe place to live. Because of this fact, the second amendment has become so outdated and archaic that there is no longer a need for this amendment to be taken so literal. Gun violence against Americans on American soil is grossly disproportionate to the number of people killed/harmed in terrorist attacks (Which is what most people in the US tend to focus on) According to an array of news organizations who were asked by President Obama to add up and compare the numbers Americans who have been killed through gun violence by those who have been killed terroristic acts over the last decade, and the difference between the two is staggering.
Between 1970 and 2014, there have been a reported 3,521 Americans killed by terroristic acts. In 2015 so far, there have been 9,940 people killed in the U.S. Alone in gun related incidence. It is because of these statistics that the group Gun Control Australia is calling for a full boycott of the United States until laws are in place that will not only protect U.S citizens but visiting citizens of other countries. I wonder how America will deal if this boycott does come to pass. How will our “great super power” of a country deal if other countries follow Australia’s example and start demanding that the travel and trading with the United States must come to an end? I do not have the answer, but I wait with bated breath to see what happens.
Now for everyone who says that these laws are impossible to enact, please what as Australia continues to provide the model to do just what President Obama would like to do:
Let that just sink in,
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