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Opposing Gun Control Gun control is actually many issues wrapped up into two words To some people gun control is a crime issue while to others it is a rights issue Gun control is also a safety issue and an education issue Within each of these issues there are those who want gun control legislation and those like myself who want less gun control legislation Guns most definitely are not for everyone Certain individuals can not handle a gun safely and some people choose to use firearms inappropriately Our society has passed several laws regulating the use and ownership of firearms and more gun control legislation is being considered everyday Some restrictions may be necessary but legislation has gone too far Society does benefit from the use of firearms in the hands of responsible citizens Attempts to keep firearms from responsible citizens does more harm than good The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution states 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 According to Stephen Halbrook the author of That Every Man be Armed the Founding Fathers of our great nation included this in our Bill of Rights because they feared the Federal Government might oppress the population if the people did not have the means to defend themselves as a nation and as individuals Obviously our Founding Fathers felt that society benefited from firearms in the hands of the people The rationality for gun control these days is crime control The Brady Bill is one example of such legislation This bill was named after James Brady who was shot in 1981 by John Hinckley in an assassination attempt on President Reagan The supporters of this bill used this incident to gain support for their gun control legislation claiming it would reduce crime and save lives The fact is that the background check and
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