The conservatives view owning guns as a right of American citizens. They argue that gun control laws would be unconstitutional and would take away their Second Amendment rights.
The Second Amendment is as follows:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (U.S. Const. amend. II).
The Founding Fathers of our country lived in a different time, and era. One could argue that the Constitution, the Second Amendment in particular, is outdated and is no longer applicable. But when we begin to alter the foundation of what makes this country great one could argue that America, as we know it, will crumble. Those who support gun control might say that America has changed and it’s time to update our laws to properly address the safety of America’s communities.
There are more sides to the argument of gun control than a six-sided die can hold. The Second Amendment has a long history and has weathered many storms. It was inspired by the Revolution fought to free the Colonies from British empire. Time will tell if the Second Amendment was a temporary solution or a timeless treasure.