For my research essay I will be researching the intuitive action of handing over personalized firearms for the safety of the people. In 1776, our founding fathers called a motion for the separation from Britain. Although dangerous, they were aware the act was treasonous. Our founding fathers needed a militia with firearms in order to escape their cruel government. Our militias succeeded and we are now the United States of America. As a result of our militias fighting for us to gain freedom, we have the right to bear arms and to form a militia in the case that our military goes the wrong way and we need to fight for our independence.
Theoretically, keeping guns out of the possession of people sounds like a good idea; It should stop accidental suicides, armed robbery, murder, and all sorts of crime. However, there are very large variables that are at play; such as, the importation of unmarked guns from Mexico, self protection, and the largest problem of how do we take away all the guns that are in America already? After all, there are over 300 million guns in America. According to the Congressional Research Service, there are approximately twice the amount of guns per capita than there were in 1968. If guns were accidentally not taken from government officials, then we have citizens who are unable to defend themselves with others who have dangerous weapons.
Although gun are dangerous weapons, they are needed for self defense as well as to protect our rights from a possibly corrupt government. Many people do not understand the evil that resides within the world, and as a result, do not recognize the danger in what they are doing.