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article imageOp-Ed: Obama declares war on the Second Amendment

By Eliot Elwar     Dec 21, 2012 in World
The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary school and the proliferation of past gun violence will facilitate Obama’s plan to make gun ownership illegal in America within the near future. The Second Amendment could fall soon.
Guns have contributed to a series of massacres throughout America within the past few years, increasing the sense that there is nowhere safe from firearms danger. For example, on 12 October 2011, at a hair Salon in Seal Beach, California, Scott Dekraai, age 41, shot eight people both in and outside a hair salon where his ex-wife worked. On April 2012, at a Christian School in Oakland, California, One L. Goh, age 43, shot and killed seven students at Oikos University, a small Korean Christian college. On 20 July 2012, at a Movie Theater in Aurora, Colorado, James Eagan Holmes, age 24, killed 12 people and injured 58 others during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. On 5 August 2012, at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Wade Michael Page shot six people a Sikh temple. On 14 December 2012, at Sandy Hook elementary school, Adam Lanza murdered 20 children and their teachers. While each murderer had his own warped psychological motivation, each killer employed a deadly firearm to murder his innocent victims.
Driven by the horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration recently with creating concrete proposals to reduce gun violence that has plagued the nation. He vowed to push for their implementation without delay. Obama "strongly" supports the renewal of the assault weapons ban and would back new gun legislation, according to Politico and Yahoo news.
Analysis
The Sandy Hook shooting has led many to push for greater gun control. Gun control refers to the government’s effort to decrease criminal bloodshed triggered by deadly firearm utilization thru passing strict laws to criminalize firearm possession and usage. Gun control endeavors usually center on passing strict legislation via local, state, and national government to limit lawful purchase of certain guns. Many nations have strict firearms restrictions.
Today, the Obama administration and many liberal democratic politicians seek to bring European style control laws to America. Californian Democrat, Senator Dianne Feinstein wants to ban new assault weapons sales and outlaw the sales of big clips, drums and strips that contain more than 10 bullets. White House Press Secretary Jay Carn said stricter gun control laws would be only one part of the solution.
Expanding the red tape around firearm sales will never solve the problem. Adam Lanza broke many laws before committing his crime, including the state's gun laws. He did not have a permit for the firearms he had stolen from his mother. The 20-years-old murderer was not old enough to legally purchase a gun. Firearm regulations and laws have hardly kept guns away from sick people who want to use these weapons. They only make it difficult for non-criminals and sensible people to own these self-defense weapons legally, and good people will always need guns to protect themselves against career criminals and the mentally insane.
Liberal supporters of firm gun regulations argue that decreasing gun related crimes would save lives, particularly young African American males who are usually the victims of gun violence like the late Travon Martin. Every year in North America, criminals with guns kill many thousands of people. Criminal assaults with guns are more likely to result in human death than similar attacks executed with knives. Today, guns are the weapon of choice for roughly 70 percent of criminals who murder people in North America.
Nevertheless, gun regulation laws are debatable because gun control legal directives could significantly decrease a criminals' access to firearms, which are similar laws preventing law-abiding citizens from gun ownership. Many American families own firearms for self-defense against increasing criminal activity throughout America. The primary motivations for gun ownership are protecting the home, hunting game, target shooting, and firearms collection. Gun control laws aim to decrease unlawful gun handling completely while allowing law-abiding citizens the liberty to own firearms.
Many opponents of firearms regulation laws such as the National Rifle Association (NRA) challenge the problems these laws will cause for law-abiding gun possessors and customers. The NRA’s major opposition to firearms regulation directives concerns the Second Amendment in the United States’ Constitution. The Second Amendment reads: “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.”
Americans opposed to gun ownership restrictions find strong support within the Second Amendment’s language and they argue that it means law abiding citizens should always have free access to all firearms. Nevertheless, the Supreme Court could someday support laws that restrict access to firearms because the courts members could someday interpret the Second Amendment as applying only to an organized militia, which was relevant during the American revolutionary war, rather than to individual American citizens.
Now that the Obama administration has earned a second term in office and the liberal establishment remains in power, gun ownership of automatic firearms, machine guns, and semi-automatic handguns will eventually become illegal throughout America. America’s gun laws will reflect the European gun control legal system.
Finally, when Obama and the liberals make gun ownership illegal in the US, they will not solve the problem of massacres in America because men like Dakraai, Holmes, and Lanza planned their murders in advance. They made serious deliberations before strategizing their demonically inspired attacks. Their only agenda was to kill other human beings, and guns are not required to murder people.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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