The Debate The cornerstone of the gun control debate lies within the 2nd Amendment of the constitution. The Amendment reads as follows: "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" (Madison, 1791) Throughout history, the Amendments for the United Sates has guided the nation in providing specific rights to the people that cannot easily be changed; thus, with any changes in the constitution, creates a concern that the rights of the people are being taken away. It’s known that the Government was formed for the people, so it is the standard that "The most important reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, if necessary, at last resort to protect themselves from tyranny in
Even though the 2nd amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms, it was written prior to the technology capable of weapons today. Gun control laws are just as old or older than the Second Amendment (ratified in 1791).A few cases of gun control all through colonial America included criminalizing the exchange of guns to Catholics, slaves, indentured servants, and Native Americans; controlling the capacity of weapon powder in homes; prohibiting stacked weapons in Boston house. As Thomas Jefferson mentioned, "that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living": that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it. This shows us that laws should be for the living not for the dead. As our country evolves so should our laws.
In conclusion, I believe the Second Amendment is partly suitable for modern society in the United States considering the militia to provide security. However, in my opinion there 's a great issue with gun control in America and something needs to be changed. The deaths of minors and adults have become too numerous to excuse it as exceptions. Something has to happen and this part of the second Amendment goes the wrong way with that.
The Second Amendment (in the constitution) is one that can bring up hours and hours of debate, maybe the most of them all. These debates, unfortunately, will never come to an end because there will be know agreeance in what would be done. In my opinion, what is trying to be done right now is not going to work, the politicians in office right now want to stop the weapons and not the perpetrators. Every time there is a mass shooting/bombing the idea of gun control comes up and it is not going to get us as a nation anywhere because that is not the issue. We know who is doing these mass murders such as the Boston bombings, Paris attacks, San Bernadino shooting, and Brussels attack that happen just this morning, stricter gun laws would not have
The Second Amendment protects one of America 's most controversial freedoms: the right to bear arms. It is controversial because not everyone agrees that people should have the right to bear arms. They think that if the wrong person is carrying a gun something bad can happen, but when you are carrying a gun you have the right to your own protection and it is probably for the best to be able to carry a gun in case something bad happens. It’s a right in the bills because everyone has the right to carry their own form of protection and for some people that is a firearm. Some people also use it for getting food when hunting.
Gun control has been going on for around for years. Gun control laws should be more enacted in the United States of America since citizens are having the potential of using the weapon as violence throughout the community or state and or the country. The 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution state that 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.” Which was adapted in in December 15,1791 the purpose of the second amendment was that the government would not make a tyrannical government.
Over the past year gun use has increased. weapons are a sign of danger, killing, and abuse so eliminate them from our lives, more use more abuse. Protection is important, but when gun use is played with protection then there is no security to be placed. There is a place for every thing and teacher play the roll of educating and providing knowladge. Guns are a source of violence, agression, and ignorence and an educated knowlageble person knows that conflict is better solved by verbal action then physical action.
The Supreme Court decision in Chicago v. McDonald, 561 US 742 (2010) set the groundwork for States to take a deeper look at their particular gun control laws to determine if they were concurrent with the justices ruling as there would most likely be additional challenges to other states laws, but did the ruling in itself establish gun control legislation? A summary of the case and the preceding decision in the Supreme Court decision of 2008, the District of Columbia v. Heller, is necessary to make this determination. In addition, a summary of the justice’s views on both the Second and Fourteenth Amendments to the US Constitution will offer some additional insight so as to be able to form an opinion on the question. In recent years more than any, one of the most hotly and passionately debated topics of our great nation has been the 2nd Amendment.
As the gun control debate rages on and continues to be a substantial topic among our presidential debates, do we need a little bit of reform to an outdated constitutional amendment? The second amendment was adopted over 200 years ago in 1791. Since then there have been many changes in our culture and advances in firearm technology. Year after year, decade after decade, one shooting after another, our gun laws have hardly kept up. Our closest allies and most similar foreign counterparts surpass us in their updated firearm laws.
There is a glass of water filled halfway with water sitting on a table. Is the glass half empty or half full? Many people have heard this divided interpretation of a glass of water before and have differing views of whether it is half full or half empty. Yes, a glass of water is not a huge issue the country is facing, however, there is another issue this country is facing currently with the same principle that is escalating with time. Everyone learned in school about the bill of rights and about the amendments of the Constitution, which states every United States citizen’s basic human rights.