The Debate on Gun Control and the Second Amendment

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Guns have been around for a very long time. People love being able to have the freedom to do what they want, especially when they can possess something that make them feel superior. The introduction of the Second Amendment opens up the controversial, yet well anticipated opportunity for United State citizens to be able to own guns. Americans enjoy the benefit of being able to own guns for decades over people in other countries. People can buy guns and carry them around in public. They own guns for many reasons such as to hunt, to protect themselves, and simply to satisfy their desire of owning a gun, but in recent years, the issue of people carry guns has become a problem. There are so many people get killed by guns in different parts of the country. This raised the alarm to the government to decide whether the regulation of guns should be looked after. These issues, once again, spark out a big debate in America about whether the right to bear arms given by the Second Amendment was handing the states the right to maintain militia units or giving people the rights to possess and carry guns.
From the time when the United States won in the war against Great Britain to be an independent country, there were many conflicts between the Federalists, those who supports the American constitution, and the Anti-Federalists. The ratification of the constitution in 1787 made a lot of Anti-Federalists unhappy with the government because they are fear of losing their individual rights, which they so eagerly fought for in the war with Great Britain. The Bill of Rights was added into the Constitution to ensure the individual rights of the American citizens. It contains the ten basic rights that every individual in the United States should have inc...

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