After the mass shooting that happened in Las Vegas on Sunday (October 1, 2017), politicians constantly refuse to even have the discussion about gun violence and gun control legislation. When is the right time to have that conversation? Why isn’t it now? How many days must be allowed after a mass shooting before the topic can be brought up? Considering the United States has a mass shooting, on average, every single day, will the conversation never happen?
In the first hours after the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas, many of the details — including the gunman’s mental state and motive, and any groups he might have been part of — remained unclear.
But the incident did spark a new debate about guns and gun control.
The Constitution doesn’t grant or create rights; it recognizes and protects rights that inherently exist. This is why the Founders used the word “unalienable” previously in the Declaration of Independence; these rights cannot be created or taken away. In D.C. vs. Heller, the Supreme Court said the Second Amendment “codified a pre-existing right. The very text of the Second Amendment implicitly recognizes the pre-existence of the right and declares only that it “shall not be infringed … this is not a right
The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of Rights. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the right belongs to individuals, while also ruling that the right is not unlimited and does not prohibit all regulation of either firearms or similar devices. State and local governments are limited to th
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