All Americans have a constitutional right to bear arms. Do all Americans have a constitutional right to live? It seems not.
Every American has the legal right to bear arms. This right is enshrined in the constitution of the United States of America. It is a right the forefathers of America granted all its Citizens.
Recently, a law was passed which required individuals to undergo a criminal check prior to being able to purchase arms. This may be seen as an erosion of the “Right to Bear Arms”. America is one country where there are numerous deaths from violence. Somehow, the American people do not seem to realize that their right to bear arms is costing other people to lose their lives. The fundamental question which all Americans should be asking themselves is “Is the citizen’s right to bear arms more important than the citizen’s right to live?” Many American would argue that only criminals cause the carnage. I agree. However, if the criminals did not have the means to commit the carnage then it would be prevented.
I have just read the news which states that 32 Americans have lost their lives. This is not the first time that such carnage has taken place; it will not be the last time either. It is time that the gun was banned in the United States. America’s next door neighbor (Canada) has only a fraction of the murder rate of America. All guns have to be registered in Canada. There is no legal right to bear arms. Great Britain and other European Countries too have only a fraction of the murder rate as the United States.
It is about time that the right of the people to live be given a greater priority than the right to bear arms. The innocent dead, they will never come back. Their rights to life were denied. It is my view that their rights were taken away because the law failed to protect them! It is time more Americans woke up to the reality of rights of the ordinary people. The Law can be an Ass at times. This is one clear example.
As a Registered Nurse I look after many patients who are the victims of senseless crime. I see gun manufacturers raking in millions of dollars. They are opposed to any safety measures which will reduce gun sales. Their profit margins will be reduced if there is a reduction in gun sales. Surely, we Americans are not blind to the self interests of the gun lobby yet we let them have it their way.
I also see major hospitals providing care and raking in millions of dollars from the wounded. These hospitals market their services to the wounded so that they can rake in the big dollars. At the end of the day Medicare, Medicaid and other Government agencies pay through their noses to treat the ill. Ultimately, it is the American Citizen who is paying. It is about time that the Citizen got a better deal. Everyone’s right to life should be a greater priority than the right of some to bear arms and kill innocent loved ones. Think about it!