Well, there are two sides to this coin, as there is in any coin. The right to bare arms is stated in the Bill of Rights, that can be granted to any citizen. However, there is also something called the Necessary and Proper Clause and General Welfare clause. It can be argued by evoking those two Constitutional rights of Congress, gun control is legal. People are getting shot, and general welfare needs to be protected. This is necessary and proper, and basically, it needs to be used for the government to carry out their duties to protect the welfare of the people, in this case, having gun control. Now, here’s the thing. It’s actually a right. That makes this case slightly unique… the founding fathers meant for us to have this right, right?
Yeah, well the Founding Fathers also didn’t mean for our children and our people to get shot. And the founding fathers didn’t exactly mean for slavery to be abolished (3/5ths Compromise?) But it happened. That part of the Constitution was amended. The Bill of Rights is also a part of the Constitution. Technically, it should also be amendable. Besides, the time of the Founding Fathers has passed. The world has changed, and so have the people of America. The world is getting dangerous everyday.
If not gun control, then maybe make it a privilege, like being able to drive. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? (Pun intended).
So, you know what, it’s Constitutional. There are more and more shootings as the years go by. (Don’t bring up knives, mate. Sure, they they kill people… but we kind of need them. To you know, cook. By that logic, anything can be a weapon…) General Welfare clause gives the government the power to do so.
But this is CONGRESS we’re taking about!
When was the last time they did something decent?
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