A New Sheriff in Town with Guns-a-Blazing: A View on Gun Control

11/26/2008 02:08:00 AM ·

The President Elect Barack Obama will take office as the 44th President of the United States of America on January 20, 2008. The National Rifle Association (N.R.A.) is bracing itself for what it believes will be much tighter gun controls to follow with Obama’s administration.

While Barack Obama makes history as the United States first ever African American to become President; Obama’s past voting position on the Second Amendment right of private citizens to bear arms has been viewed by some as stringent or adversarial. The debate of the right of citizens to bear arms dates back to when James Madison first made a proposal for such rights on June 8, 1789, to the House of Representatives.

The democracy that “We the People” share in this country has been made great by the laws and declarations set down by our founding forefathers. They put forth these laws with the hope of enabling peace and ensuring continued peace and freedom for future generations. There are two sides to every pancake and the issues on both sides of gun control are well documented with both sides making strong points. In the end it is important that the freedoms that have made America a desired destination for millions of immigrants from all around the world be upheld and the rights of the individual be secured.

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Contributed by Kelly Wade and Lauren Axelrod

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