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             One of the most controversial topics that been debated over the years is gun control. Starting all the way back from the 1790’s to present the year 2018 this has been an issue mainly in America and it’s just getting worse over the years. On December 15, 1791, the Bill of rights was ratified, and in that was the first 10 amendments which were set to laws that people followed. In one of the amendments the 2nd was created too have 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 was sacred to many Americans so it was written into the Constitution of the United States because many colonists felt wronged by British tyranny and injustices. And so they believed that an educated citizenry, armed with weapons necessary for the general protection of the nation from threats within and without. But over the years guns have been a lot more accessible due to the technology that has advanced, thus creating more crimes such as murders, shootings at public places many appalling events. So the question is should we as a nation begin to rethink, rewrite, or revise the right to bear arms the answer is yes.            In an article from the New York Times called “Rewrite the Second Amendment” by Zachary Elkins has a lot of points that he cleared about rewriting the second amendment. He said this “Before you mock the idea of a constitutional amendment, consider that hardly anyone is happy with our unstable status quo: gun enthusiasts fear their rights are under constant threat; gun-control advocates point to the danger of illegal guns and easy access to firearms. It is actually quite unusual for gun rights to be included in a constitution. In our historical study of constitutions, my colleagues and I identified only 15 constitutions (in nine countries) that had ever included an explicit right to bear arms. Almost all of these constitutions have been in Latin America, and most were from the 19th century. Only three countries — Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States — have a constitutional right to arms. Of the 15, ours is the only one that does not explicitly include a restrictive condition. Of course, many Americans, and a minority of the Supreme Court believe that our “militia clause” amounts to one such a restriction — an interpretation the court rejected in 2008 when it ruled that the Second Amendment protected the individual right to bear arms.” He is saying that in other countries the majority Latin America has laws do not have the right to bear arms and their murder rate is probably not even close to what America is right now. The 2nd amendment needs to be revised because there are people in America mostly the southern nations that don’t have strict gun laws and can go to a store and get a gun and say that they need it to defend themselves, but next thing you know on the news is a shooting at an event and more people dying, losing family, forcing to move, and eventually losing hope.                Another question that is asked among society is should we increase restrictions on gun ownership laws and recent handgun registration laws necessary and appropriate or do they violate the very fundamental rights upon which this nation is founded? I honestly think that yes increasing ownership laws and recent handgun registration laws is necessary and appropriate and no they do not violate the very fundamental rights upon which this nation is founded. America is different from when it was 30 plus years ago people did not have to worry about someone pulling a gun on them they lived in a time where their only problem was childcare, looking for jobs and depression. If people were able to speak the founding fathers the men who created the bill or rights, the constitution, and the amendments everything that America stood for they would say yes things need to change. We can’t keep on living in the past and saying that if we change anything it does not respect our founding fathers. Their intentions were to keep America safe and not turn to a totalitarian government. Yes, we should respect their wishes but times have changed so should the laws.                Many researchers over the years have seen results about what could happen if gun control could reduce crime rates and the answer is yes it reduces crime and saves lives. According to the, this is what they had to say. “I researched the strictly tightened gun laws in Britain and Australia and concluded that they didn’t prove much about what America’s policy should be. Neither nation experienced drops in mass shootings or other gun related-crime that could be attributed to their buybacks and bans. Mass shootings were too rare in Australia for their absence after the buyback program to be clear evidence of progress. And in both Australia and Britain, the gun restrictions had an ambiguous effect on other gun-related crimes or deaths.That’s … it. The original article at FiveThirtyEight, which Libresco again pointed me to in an email for her main source of data, cites a couple of real studies, but it only cherry-picked the more negative findings in the field. (Even then, one study cited found that Australia’s 1996 gun control law and buyback program was followed by a faster drop in gun deaths than would otherwise be expected; it’s just unclear whether the policy was the main cause.)The rest of the article makes no attempt to raise any other actual empirical research, only citing a few statistics about the demographics of gun deaths. That’s unfortunate because there actually is a rich and growing body of evidence on guns. It’s not perfect by any means — this is a tough issue to study, for reasons I’ll get into below. But it’s fairly persuasive. In fact, it’s so persuasive that it changed my mind. I was once skeptical of gun control; I doubted it would have any major impact on gun deaths (similar to the views I took on drugs). Then I looked at the actual empirical research and studies. My conclusion: Gun control likely saves lives, even if it won’t and can’t prevent all gun deaths.”        Many people would argue that gun control would violate the 2nd amendment and crimes would not deter however There were 464,033 total gun deaths between 1999 and 2013: 270,237 suicides (58.2% of total deaths); 174,773 homicides (37.7%); and 9,983 unintentional deaths (2.2%). 4 Guns were the leading cause of death by homicide (66.6% of all homicides) and by suicide (52.2% of all suicides). Firearms were the 12th leading cause of all deaths, representing 1.3% of total deaths topping liver disease, hypertension, and Parkinson’s disease, as well as deaths from fires, drowning, and machinery accidents. 4 David Frum, Daily Beast, and CNN contributor, stated, “American children under age 15 were nine times more likely to die in a gun accident than children in other advanced wealthy countries… About 200 Americans go to emergency rooms every day with gunshot wounds.          As you can see the 2nd amendment needs to be review and revise because times are changing so are the people and laws. It’s important that people know that America is looking into this it would give other nations with things like the 2nd amendments a more process review and could start something worldwide.