Can Common Ground on Gun Control Become Reality?

Can Common Ground on Gun Control Become Reality?

There are various issues that divide Americans today including abortion, police reform, voting rights and most notably gun control. Gun advocates often maintain that any form of gun control is in violation of the Second Amendment. Meanwhile, supporters of gun control have argued that an outright ban on some forms of firearms, including semi-automatic rifles and handguns to start, is necessary to ensure public safety. This month the Supreme Court of the United States—the highest court in the land—will hear a case that could determine what is meant by the “right to bear” as just opposed to “keep” arms. It seems unlikely that lawmakers will find any middle ground on this issue of firearms. In defense of gun owners, it should be noted that there have been many new forms of gun control added since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934 , which highly restricted the sale and ownership of automatic weapons. The Gun Control Act of 1968 banned convicted felons from buying a gun. The Firearms Owners Protection Act banned the manufacture of “new” legal machine guns and automatic weapons that could be legally transferred. Thus, supporters of the Second Amendment have good reason to fear new restrictions. Interestingly, a recent profile from ABCNews.com shows that some supporters of the Second Amendment agree there are some responsible gun laws that should be added to the books. Their suggestions include laws for safe storage, which would require gun owners to keep their firearms locked up when […]

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