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Persuasive Essay

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“A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free state, right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”(Shmoop Editorial Team) states the 2nd Amendment in the U.S. Constitution. The fact that the Constitution says that bearing arms is vital for human being is very significant. Bearing arms is a necessity for citizen’s protection and safety. Be that as it may, some people say the 2nd Amendment is outdated and has outlived its usefulness. They believe that it is outdated and not needed anymore. It does not protect an individual’s right to “keep and bear arms”(Shmoop Editorial Team). It has nothing to do with individual rights. The 2nd Amendment has virtually no contemporary significance. In addition, some say that states should have the ability to decide the laws they want around guns instead of having a national standard 2nd amendment “need for well - regulated militias as evidence of anachronism” (Staff,NPR). As well of this, they say the government should have stricter control over firearms. The government should keep an eye out for people who have guns in their possession because they can make many mistakes and problems with firearms. For example, in Sandy Hooks an unknown person invaded a school and killed about 26 people in total. Officials claim that the intruder had three guns and shot at anyone mercilessly. (Sandy Hooks Elementary Shooting). No one knows where he obtained these weapons but in any case, having three is still a crime. It is understandable that humans fear the sight and touch of guns and weapons because of the stories they heard on the radio or TV. But even so, if these weapons can save lives, why not use them for good instead of storing and taking them away from the peop... ... middle of paper ... ... Editorial Team. "Right to Bear Arms." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 06 Mar. 2014. . Staff, NPR. "Debate: Has The Right To Bear Arms Outlived Its Usefulness?" NPR. NPR, 21 Nov. 2013. Web. 06 Mar. 2014. . "Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Hear Cases Regarding Right to 'Bear' Arms." Fox News. FOX News Network, 09 Feb. 2014. Web. 06 Mar. 2014. . Winkler, Adam. "'Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America'"Chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune Company, n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2014. .

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the 2nd amendment in the u.s. constitution states that bearing arms is vital for human beings.
  • Opines that the 2nd amendment is outdated and has outlived its usefulness. they argue that states should have the ability to decide the laws they want around guns instead of having a national standard.
  • Argues that the 2nd amendment is the cornerstone of individual liberty and security in america.
  • Argues that the 2nd amendment states that it is the right of the people to bear arms, not the states. the 1st amendment allows americans to speak their mind and print out on paper what they feel.
  • Opines that weapons protect people from intruders and criminals, and that the nation should bear arms.
  • Cites the firearm requirements fact sheet - bureau of security and investigative services.
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