Right to Bear Arms. This essay is about gun control and some problems with guns. It is pro guns for law-abiding Americans.

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"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." These are the words of the second amendment as written by our forefathers. Many laws have since been passed on the right to bear arms. Currently laws are being drawn up to give the right to citizens to sue gun manufacturers. If this is passed who will be next, car manufacturers, toy companies? The cause of a crime needs to be addressed, not the instrument used. Stronger enforcement of the existing laws would help with gun crimes.

There is a need for gun laws. Though the more than 20,000 laws on the federal, state and local books have not deterred the violent use of guns. Some gun control laws may save lives. For instance the five day waiting period before the purchase of a handgun.

The brutal killing of students in Oklahoma brought on a new onslaught of gun control advocates. If those boys had not had guns, could they have killed their fellow students in another way? In fact yes, officials found bombs planted around the school. Bomb making materials were also found in the boys homes. This was a very tragic incident that brought more attention to guns, however, guns do not kill people, people kill people. I agree with the government that guns can be made safer, and less accessible to children and felons.

The agenda of President Clinton and his liberal party is to open the door for lawsuits against gun makers for the outcome of a product that works as advertised. This is as analogous as suing a car manufacturer for the fact that a car got travelers to their destination. Should a car manufacturer be...