Guns are a right bestowed upon Americans by the Constitution. This right has been upheld for centuries. The Second Amendment 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.”

This has held true, and any regulation of this would be infringing on American values. Guns have been closely tied to the American way of life and display the liberty and freedoms of the individual.

Guns shouldn’t be restricted because they are actually beneficial to the decrease in murders and crime rates.

According to “An Examination of the Effects of Concealed Weapons Laws and Assault Weapons Bans on State-Level Murder Rates” written by Mark Gius, “assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level” and “states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murders.”

This information helps show these restrictions on guns don’t stop the is the guns that stop the crime.

Weapons are the main defense that average civilians have, and if the firearms are taken away then there will be no defense when it comes to armed robbery or attempts on their life.

Keeping a personal firearm is imperative to defense of one’s person due to the need of instant defense.

The time it takes for the police to arrive is rapid enough for defense. The average police response time is 10 minutes This is too long to wait for a response especially in an emergency.

A gun will help ease the mind of the one holding it and create a lethal target that criminals won’t want to prey on. The restrictions of gun control laws will infringe on this form of defense and will create more defenseless Americans.

Gun control will also cause problems when it comes to the sport of hunting. Plenty of ‘assault weapons’ such as the Colt AR-15 and the Springfield M1A are used in competition shooting and the cartridges are used in hunting medium sized game such as deer.

In 2011, there were 13.7 million hunters 16 years or older in the United States. This is a sizeable minority of Americans that hunt for pleasure as well for food, and they simply shouldn’t be ignored.

In a Pew Research report from February 2013, 32 percent of people who owned guns did so for hunting and at least 7 percent owned guns and did so for marksmanship competitions.

If there are restrictions on guns in America, it will infringe on the capable militia of the American people.

The Second Amendment was written so that people could defend themselves and their homes in the event of a domestic attack.

Many believe that in any case, the military will step in to help defend, however in the case of an emergency it is prevalent that Americans are well armed and able to defend their own property.

As America values independence and freedom, there is a necessity to have a defense of private property from any invasion of combatants both foreign and domestic. There is a necessity to protect ourselves from government intervention into overstepping their boundaries.