Gun control is a very controversial and relavent topic in politics today. Many people feel very uncomfortable knowing that members of their society can walk around with concealed firearms, while others feel that owning a gun is a right and is important to both the safety themselves, and their family. Many Anti-Gun advocates think that more guns can lead to more crime, but some statistics show that the more guns owned by civilians the more violent crime goes down in their community. In 1987 Florida passed a right to carry law that lead to a 36% drop in the homicide rate, and a 37% drop in the firearm homicide rate(http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp
). So although many fear an increase in firearms it can actually lead to a drop in crime. But even if crime increased due due to the legalization of firearm possession, I still feel that civilians should be able to carry guns out of principal, especially if a country has a standing military. The right to bear arms should be as much of a right as freedom of speech, or equality, in a free country. The right to bear arms is an idea that shows the people are in charge of their country, and not their government. I feel that the founding fathers were very right to include this idea into our constitution
"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."
People worry about gun possession, while at the same time have no problem with a convicted felon having the right to drive a car that could be even more dangerous. If people can responsibly own a vehicle, they should be able to responsible own a firearm as well.