The debate of which level of government should have more or less power on gun legislation lasted many years. Although the second amendment states that citizens have the right to keep and bear arms, it did not mention whether which level of government should have a tremendous power over the other. As Jefferson wrote, ” We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” ( ) The text provides very clear answer that government is set up to protect people’s’ rights.
States should have more powers on gun laws than the federal government.Each state have similar gun laws but a different regulations. Regulations can prevent crime.
Having too much power by letting all states to follow the same rule. State’s regulation will be much easier to follow. With federal government, the rules will be difficult to follow. For example, carrying a gun in wyoming will be different carry gun in boston.
Different region will need a different set of rules. As with different regulation in different states, it creates a balance between the two levels of government. Residents There are approximately one gun for every man, woman and child in America. The use of the gun can be dangerous sometimes.
Individuals might buy and sell illegally; As the states have the more gun laws, states tends to have the fewest gun deaths. Passing any federal law will take a long time; can not solve the problem in time. Without the state’s action of adding new gun laws, citizens will suffer.
All federal and state laws have to follow the constitution. Strict rules can make tragics not happen. More federal gun laws will eventually lead to a disagreement.
Let the state to decide what their residents wants, but not the federal government decide to create one law and the whole nation have to follow it.In conclusion, state government should have more power when implementing laws dealing with gun control. While federal interpretation of gun control will continually to change and grow, the state legislature is the will of the people.
The federal government stretched too much by interpreting the Second Amendment gun laws with the restriction of certain guns and individual gun ownership. The powers not given to the government, remains in the state, therefore, states should make its own laws in regards to firearms. As long as the state government do the best for its residents; the government is making laws that will protect the citizens, the issue of gun control will not be a problem. Comparing to others countries, such as China, where guns are prohibited, wondering if the will the criminal rate in the U.
S. be lower if guns are prohibited? Lets take a thought.