Here's Why Gun Control Doesn't Work

By Mike Fishmore | May 17, 2024

Gun ownership

The Second Amendment, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, has been a subject of debate due to its somewhat ambiguous language, particularly the reference to a "well-regulated Militia" and the right of the people to "keep and bear Arms." 
 

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Over time, the emphasis on individual gun ownership has overshadowed the initial focus on the role of a well-regulated militia and the safeguarding of a free state. This shift has prompted extensive discussions on the original intent of the amendment and the evolving societal context in which it is applied.
 

Improve safety

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While promoted as a method to improve safety, gun control measures can transform into instruments of tyranny. During the events of 1911, the Ottoman Empire utilized gun registration as a tactic to disarm Armenians prior to executing the Armenian Genocide. The disarmed Armenians were left defenseless and faced brutal death marches and widespread killings, leading to the tragic loss of 1.5 million lives.