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Argumentative Essay: The Second Amendment

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The Second Amendment protects the right of people to keep and bear arms. This amendment was a controversial among different people in the government. It was between letting the people keep their weapons or to not let the people keep their weapons. This amendment was important to the framers of the Constitution because it provided the country with a well-regulated militia. 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." Some reasons why this amendment was made are that the framers wanted adults to know how to use a weapon and to be ready to use a weapon if they were attacked. During this time, the British troops were still attempting to overtake the new land, one of the ways they did this was by attempting to take the people’s guns. There was still reason to believe that British would still attack the new country and the United States did not have a real army, so any military action needed to be responded to by…show more content…
that wanted to fight the local law regarding gun ownership. There was a law that you can only have a rifle or shotgun but they must have a trigger lock on and this would not let the owners use this weapon. Another problem was that they could not have a hand gun. In 2002, Robert A. Levy, began gathering names to form a Second Amendment lawsuit. He and Clark M. Neily, gathered six people to be the plaintiffs. Dick Heller a police officer that carried a hand gun all day but wasn’t allowed to have one in his home. He wanted this law to be removed. The Supreme Court overruled the local law and allowed for gun ownership and adjusted the rules for guns. All of the 6 people felt like they won because they were provided a better opportunity to own and possess guns in the way that they felt the Second Amendment
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