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The idea of the right to gun ownership is one that originated from our fear of oppression back when we had just freed ourselves from tyranny Today when that fear is long over we see that idea backfire on us as the freedom to firearms became one of the leading causes of death This gave birth to the question of whether gun ownership should really be allowed and whether it is still an important part of freedom The issue of whether gun control is a right thing to do has been debated over since the end of the 19th century Some believe that the freedom to own guns is a danger to civilians Studies have shown that firearms are one of the top 10 most frequent causes of death Each year about 640000 citizens have to face criminals armed with some form of firearm Media may be a major cause of gun violence due to the constant portrayal of guns and their use in the movies TV news and video games However others say that there is no need for restrictions on firearms The Second amendment to the constitution guarantees the freedom to bear arms and gun ownership is said to protect the right to personal security liberty and property Also there have been times when gun owners have provided a service to the country Statistics show that more criminals are injured or killed by civilians armed with firearms than the police During WWII unorganized militias proved to be an effective substitute to US troops Most of them were members of some type of gun club They provided their own weapons and served without pay The right to bear arms originates from the second amendment Over the years there has been much debate over its meaning Agencies like the National Rifle Association believe that the second amendment grants civilians the right to own any kind of guns from handguns to machineguns Some believe on the
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