Essay On The 26th Amendment

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The 26th amendment states “The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.” My opinion on the 26 amendment is that the voting age should be lowered to 16 instead of 18. I also believe the 2nd amendment should be change which also expresses “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.” Changing the 26th amendment could gradually increase society being safer. I feel the 26th amendment should be change because people of teenage years seem to know just as much about politics as much as older people. This generation…show more content…
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.” Us americans don't need to “bear arms.” Some may say that many people use them to hunt but there are many other weapons you can use to hunt with as well as protecting yourself from danger. By having the second amendment, it gives criminals the right to go out and harm people, whether it be a family member, friend, someone you walk past. Statistics say that “The U.S. has an estimated 283 million guns in civilian hands. Each year about 4.5 million firearms, including approximately 2 million handguns, are sold in the United States.” More than 30,000 U.S. citizens are killed by firearms every year and about 30 people are shot and murder everyday. By changing this amendment this will lower the death rate by firearms in America. The 26th amendment does not limit younger people's freedom whoever it does hold them from expressing who they think should be president. If the age was lowered to vote, i think many kids would take advantage of their
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