Benefits Of The Second Amendment

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Last but not least, the famous Second Amendment. Here is what it is about: “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”. Pro-gun supporters love to cite the Second Amendment as a proof that it is their right to carry guns in order to rise up against a tyrannical government. However, they are only manipulating the original intent of the Second Amendment for their own profit. Back in the days, the United States had no standing federal army because the founders were afraid of a national standing army consolidating power and the states were expected to sustain a state militia in order to contribute to the national defence. Now that the United States…show more content…
This excuse is also completely ludicrous, because of how powerful the government is with its drones, long-range nuclear missiles, tanks, etc. You cannot expect that armed with nothing but guns you will succeed in overthrowing a tyrannical government. You have very few chances to be able to stop it from doing what it wants to you, even though today we check government tyranny by voting. By saying that people need to be armed to protect against government tyranny, then you have to say that gun laws have to be changed so that citizens can have weapon capabilities similar to the U.S. Army. Armed drones need to be available, for instance. And since the Constitution establish this as a right, the government have to ensure that citizens have access to arms powerful enough to defend themselves against a potential government tyranny. So, if I cannot afford a tank, the government has to buy one for me. Thus, the Second Amendment is not a valid argument as Hamilton and Jefferson did not foresee a time when governments would have weapons powerful enough to eliminate the human species. Bearing arms was also a collective right for militias, not an individual one for
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