Gun Control vs. Second Amendment
One of the main concerns of Americans as well as other countries is public safety. A person can lose everyone they love within a couple seconds due to firearms caused by it being in the wrong hand or improper use. Every year 2 million hand guns are sold to Americans. How can we protect lives without conflicting with the Second Amendment? Is it possible to only allow firearms into the hands of people who can be trusted and prevent all others from ever owning one? If there was an answer to both of these questions then there would be a lot less homicides due to firearm and a lot less concern of citizens.
“The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the pre-existing individual right to possess and carry weapons (i.e., "keep and bear arms") in case of confrontation. Codification of the right to keep and bear arms into the Bill of Rights was influenced by a fear that the federal government would disarm the people in order to impose rule through a standing army or select militia, since history had shown taking away the people's arms and making it an offense for people to keep them was the way tyrants eliminated resistance to suppression of political opponents.” (Wikipedia “Second Amendment…” 1) Firearms are considered lawful for the use of sport, hunting, law enforcement, target practice, or any action ruled as self defense.
How can we protect lives against any other use of guns? Since the Second Amendment the government has tried to limit gun ownership without conflicting with American citizens rights. “Of course, not everybody in American can buy a firearm—felons, drug addicts, illegal aliens and fugitives from justice, for example, can not—and ownership of fully-automatic firearms has been heavily regulated by federal law since 1934. And, of course, semi-automatic firearms, which have been around for more than a century, are used by millions...