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.” The English Bill of rights 1689 has very similar rights listed and is thought to have heavily influenced the Second amendment. The Second Amendment has been interpreted in many different ways. The people leave it up to the Judicial system to interpret the Second Amendment.
Not to mention it gives us our independence. It says in the book American History: "The First Amendment is probably the best known and most cherished part of the Bill of Rights. It protects five basic freedoms that are essential to the American way of life: freedom of religion, speech, the press, assembly, and to petition the government." It is very important to have the 1st amendment because it lets us first; have our independence, second, the right to express ourselves, and last the government lets people express themselves without constraint. I just hope that you remember that the 1st Amendment is what we should be very grateful for in our lives.
But I understand that my future entails defending those rights because one day when I have something to say I would like to enjoy the same freedoms that these individuals are expressing. I have a large amount of faith that the forefathers of the U.S. what they wanted for the future of the nation and that we must now and forever follow the standard set by the Constitution to keep this country great and free from
In 1791 the Second Amendment was ratified. "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. "- Second Amendment, the U.S. Constitution. It is not a secret that the Second Amendment has been a major topic of discussion in recent news. Understanding why and how the Second Amendment came about and why several United States Presidents have tried to change the amendment is important.
The Bill of Rights has stood for centuries as the ultimate embodiment of the rights of citizens in America, and the right to keep and bear arms is a vital part of the individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Gun control, or even a ban, infringes upon this fundamental freedom of America’s constitutional law. Furthermore, the problems being targeted are not problems, and the technology being discredited, ludicrous. Finally, gun control proponents base their arguments on fearful statistics, whereas statistics, in reality, favor less restrictive arms bans. Argument has always erupted over the exact interpretation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution.
There are many reasons for this and many reasons why people should be allowed to keep their right to bear arms. Americans deserve to keep that right to own guns for legal purposes. Within the laws of the Government, Americans have the right to bear arms; the right to own guns. The second amendment states: 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 right to bear arms has been given to Americans and never changed since 1791, and now there are people trying to change it.
Therefore, in order to protect the future people of their beautiful country, they promised certain liberties which could not be taken away. Every single one of these freedoms is important for the United States of America. However, the second amendment is especially important to our nation because it allows the people to protect their freedom and defend themselves and the common good against an overreaching government. 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?
There are even quotes where our Founding Fathers put much emphasis on the importance of bearing arms. For example, Samuel Adams stated that: "The said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms. "(“Second Amendment”, 2016). Just because guns are more advanced now, does not mean Americans do not have the right to defend themselves. Although bearing arms is a right to every free citizen in America, there are some rising present day issues that make some American citizens think twice about this right.
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