Should the 2nd amendment give citizens the right to own assault weaponry?
First here is the second amendment: Amendment II. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the rights of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Second, what is an assault rifle or gun? An assault rifle or gun is a fully automatic gun, which is commonly called a machine gun. You can switch from full auto to semi automatic. A semi automatic is a gun that you pull the trigger once, and one bullet comes out. In order to fire again, you have to pull the trigger again. But there is a problem with semi automatic, they shoot slow. A regular automatic gun can shoot 13 times a second. And a semi automatic can shoot at any speed you want. Another thing is semi automatic’s are usually pistols and long ranged rifles.
Where does it say that you can not own your own Assault rifles? The second amendment doesn’t say that, so every family in america should have at least 1 assault rifle. The second amendment does not say that you can’t own your own high powered sniper rifle either.
A country where everyone has there own gun is safer then a country that does not arm the citizens. You may have heard of shootouts in a mall and in schools, and how many people were killed or injured. The reason why for this is because of the gun control law. If you take out this law, you would hear less shootouts in malls and other places.
Another thing is that if there is a lunatic that comes into the store and starts shooting at random people, then the people in the store would open fire on the lunatic, wounding or killing him or her. In all the death rate would drop, and instead of +20 people killed or wounded, only few amount of people would be killed or wounded.
Another thing is that when people did not have guns, there were more crimes in homes/houses. But when the people started to buy more guns, the crime inside homes/houses dropped.
Now people carry pistols in the mall, and is a common concealed weapon of choice that weighs less than a assault rifle, but are semi automatic. But there is a problem with pistols. They are less accurate than a rifle, the smaller they are the more kick the have, because of the cartridge.