Michael Moore's Suggested Changes To The Second Amendment

analytical Essay
673 words
673 words

Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has taken it upon himself to offer Americans the specifics related to his desire to repeal and then ‘rewrite’ the Second Amendment. In addition, Moore suggests that a 28th Amendment be created: He has taken the time to provide details related to this potential ‘new’ amendment as well.
Moore’s Suggested Changes to the Second Amendment
The Second Amendment reads:
“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.”
Michael Moore’s Suggested Changes to the Second Amendment:
“A well-regulated, State National Guard, being helpful to the safety and security of a State in times …show more content…

The 28th Amendment as Set Forth by Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
This new amendment would allow the federal government and the states to pass legislation regulating an individual’s ability to own a gun in the following …show more content…

According to Moore, nearly half of all the deaths caused by guns are suicides; therefore, mental health care needs to become a top priority and receive proper funding. Making the purchase of a gun more difficult and requiring the gun be stored outside of the home make it extremely difficult for an individual to attain the gun during a suicidal moment.
Michael Moore suggests that Americans let the candidates for upcoming midterm elections know that if they accept money from the NRA, voters will be remove them from office.
Where Do Michael Moore’s Statistics Come From?
It seems that Moore’s statistics may have been taken from Shannan Catalano’s 2010 Special Report: National Crime Victimization Survey, Victimization During Household Burglary. Catalano is a statistician at the Bureau of Justice Statistics. She states that it appears Moore attained his figure from her study; however, he got the percentage wrong, possibly due to a typo. The actual percentage from Catalano’s report is .004; whereas, the percentage that Moore provides is .04 percent, which is 10 times higher than the actual percentage provided in the report. Furthermore, Catalano states that the data point from which this figure was obtained was just a side note demonstrating how few homicide-related robberies there were

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how documentary filmmaker michael moore has taken it upon himself to offer americans the specifics related to his desire to repeal and then'rewrite' the second amendment.
  • Opines that a well-regulated militia is necessary to the security of the free state. the right to keep and bear arms is not infringed.
  • Opines that a well-regulated state national guard is helpful to the safety and security of the state in times of need, along with the strictly regulated right of people to keep and bear limited number of non-automatic arms for sport and hunting.
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