Gun Rights and the 2020 Presidential Election

Gun Rights and the 2020 Presidential Election

Samuel Rossoni, Staff Writer

As the US anticipates the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election, citizens are thinking of several issues in society that they want to see addressed by either Democratic candidate Joe Biden, or Republican candidate Donald Trump. 

Among these are gun rights. The second amendment of the Constitution states that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed,” making it seem as if owning guns is a right that should definitely not be taken away. In the recent past, students have been leading several protests against gun violence, proving that this issue is of utmost importance to them. 

Coming into this election, it is clear that Biden wants to ban assault weapons and wants to make all other guns sold in the country “smart guns,” a technology where a gun owner’s fingerprint is needed to activate it. However, Trump is not entirely for banning guns, but he has said that he was looking to stop loopholes in the system of gun laws. 

8th grade SS teacher, Ms. Tripuzzi, shares her view, saying “This is a very controversial topic and is something that connects directly to the constitution. It is one of the reasons that it is so important for students to know the document and have the skills to be able to make decisions for themselves.” 

So as Americans wait for the results, hopefully, they remembered to take this topic into consideration, as this has a connection to all of us. Click here to learn more about this topic.