Although the Second Amendment prevents the federal government from completely banning guns in America, limited restrictions are allowed on the distribution and possession of firearms. Certain groups of people such as criminals, the mentally unstable, and soldiers dishonorably discharged from the military are prohibited from possessing or interacting with firearms (Flynn). These restrictions are enforced by background checks in some states on both a state and federal level. However, gun laws vary from state to state and are often not thorough enough; the background checks are flawed due to lack of information and misinformation, and guns can easily end up in the hands of criminals and malevolent individuals. The ease of obtaining a firearm in America fosters crime and a dangerous environment. Hence, the Second Amendment should be reinterpreted so that stricter gun laws can be implemented because modern citizens do not require guns, current background checks are flawed, gun...
Today the Second Amendment is in the media more and more due to the recent up rise in crimes with firearms. Every person seems to have an opinion on whether our Second Amendment should be removed or it should not ever be touched. “A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunitions to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include the government.” (George Washington) The Second Amendment of the constitution 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." Today the actual meaning of the second amendment is still not fully clear. If you were to ask multiple people the definition of the second amendment, you would receive a different one from each person. Also, you would be able to determine whether they are pro or anti-gun
Written on December 15, 1791 was the second amendment of the constitution. It states that "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."(Cite)? United States citizens have used guns for various reasons that include protection, hunting, and sporting reasons. The topic on gun control is a very complex topic that is discussed daily. It is such a big issue that it has both the democrats and republicans firmly established in their positions. One of the main reasons this has been such an important topic in recent years is because of all the murders and massacres that have happened recently in the United States. As our newly nominated president, Donald
The 2nd Amendment, what does that mean to you? Many people have several different views of the true meaning of this Amendment. Thousands of people also have many diverse ideas of new laws, and wish news ones would be enacted. However, some wish that laws should be taken away, or that no new further laws should be enacted. One of the most popular controversial issue is the disagreement about concealed carry. Concealed carry is when a person would obtain a legal license to carry a firearm concealed on themselves. However, in areas where guns are legally not allowed to be carried, (school, park, stadium, etc.), they must be removed. Citizens should have the right to protect themselves by the use of a firearm if they desire so any plan to ban
The Second Amendment : "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."(Lund
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.
The quintessential legal principle argued in gun control policy is the interpretation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 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.” As the language of the Amendment itself leaves some space for interpretation, it has become subject to court analysis and the battlefield for two groups: those who believe that everyone is entitled to possess a gun to be able to protect themselves, their families and their property and those who are strongly against such freedom arguing it increases crime rates. It is in the opinion and firm belief of these writers that the theory
The second amendment in the constitution of the United States, declares that all law abiding citizens have the right to purchase and bear arms. This means that firearms will be allowed in citizens homes for use in self-defense against intruders. State governments have the power to take this amendment one step further by allowing open or even concealed carry of personal weapons. Our modern society has fought restlessly over the meaning and practice of this amendment, and some citizens believe that this amendment should be removed from the constitution. I believe that this amendment is the greatest amount of danger, and if altered could possibly cause a domino effect to the other amendments.
... particular right, the 2nd Amendment, has been distorted over the years to mean anything but the right of individuals to bear arms. The term “well regulated” is a bonfire example of misinterpretation. As I said in the seminar, when reading text that is not written today, it has to be read using the lexicon of the time, the meaning of the words, the structure, the original intent. At the time it was written, the word regulated was synonymous with provisioned. All the colonists were the militia, and in many states, that still holds true today. Would the framers add to the Constitution a Bill of Rights to protect the sovereign? Not at all. The first 10 amendments clearly state the people’s rights and not the Governments, and those rights pre-empt the Government’s as they are unalienable. “The Natural Rights of Man” (1788, Thomas Paine) verses Tyranny of the Government.
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. (Amendment II 1791)
One reason we must have the second amendment is to protect the freedom for which our country fought so hard to win. The Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” However, if these rights were ‘self-evident’, why did the founding fathers need to grant them to the states? We might as well ask why man is the way that he is, imperfect. We all wonder about this sad truth, but the fact remains that man is fallen. These rights are self-evident, obvious to human reason, but because humans are fallen, we are sometimes blinded to these apparent truths and we err in our rationality. King George was blind to these unalienable rights, as were Na...
It has been 226 years since the Second Amendment was adopted after being ratified by a majority of the states. As one may predict, America has evolved a great deal over a time span of 226 years. Due to this natural progression, people have begun to question the intent and true meaning behind the Second Amendment and its role in society today. However, the Second Amendment was only meant to be interpreted in one way. In subsequent paragraphs, I will explain the meaning behind the Second Amendment by exploring how the terms in the amendment are defined. From the definitions, I have concluded that the definition of the Second Amendment is to protect an individual’s right to keep and bear arms to ensure both national and personal freedoms and
United States is a country that has problems with gun control, and this issue has many debates between whether or not people should be allowed to carry a gun on them. This free county not only for speech and religion, but also allows people to have the right to bear arms. The Second Amendment of the United States was written by our Founding Fathers,“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” (Government). The main purpose of the Second Amendment when our Founding Fathers wrote this amendment was to help the American citizens to defend themselves from the government at that time, and other countries from invading their properties. However, the Second Amendment could be the opposite of what our Founding Fathers wanted it to be in the twenty-first century, because many criminals are taking advantage of the right to carry guns, which in example results with the purpose of showing off with their friends, revenge for their gang’s members, or try to be like their favorite hero in the movie they had watched. On July 20, 2012, a massive shooting occurred inside of a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. The tragedy happened during a midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises which killed twelve people and injuring seventy others. In response, this alarmed our government to rethink about the current gun control law in America. In A Well Regulated Militia by Saul Cornell, the author informed to his audience the different views of gun ownership in early America, which part was the most important part of the debate, how did slavery affect the debate over militias in the South, the Continental army officer’s views, and the arguments be...
One prominent rhetorical appeal he uses in the film is ethos. Ethos is the credibility or ethical appeal by a means of convincing your character as an author; in this case, Moore proves himself as a worthy or appropriate person to bring up the claim to install limitations on guns. He first explains the relevance of guns in his life by explaining that was born in Flint, Michigan - where the majorities of the population either owned a gun or were pro-gun advocates. From his childhood to his young adult years, he focuses directly that guns have been a very influential part in his life. For example, Michael Moore is a lifetime member of National Rifle Association meaning he accomplished several requirements and or task to be indicted; also, in doing these objectives, they may have changed his opinion to be pro-gun or for guns control. In fact, when the viewers of the documentary were informed of his members, probable suggestions came up that he will favor guns and lean to the opposition of gun control; in actuality, he takes a neutral, unbiased stand towards gun and collects data and statistic to p...