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.
This means America isn’t completely controlling who all can get guns — nobody is. While universal background checks seem like common sense, gun lobbyists say that criminals could just get their guns from the black market so there is no point controlling all gun sales (Sullum). Despite this, if the checks stopped only one person, they would be effective. The solution to the problem regarding controlling all gun sales is a simple one — implement universal background checks. In America gun laws can differ from state to state causing gun control to be different in different states.
Throughout history, any topic related to guns means a plethora of problems. One of the most controversial issues our nation faces today is gun control laws. This controversy has been created due to the different interpretations of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution which states the right of citizens to bear arms; “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” (Cornell Law School). Anti-gun control laws believe that the amendment guarantees the right to bear any kind of firearms. On the other hand, we have does that believe that more controls laws should be implemented since the 2nd amendment was for the right of States to have an armed militia during wartime.
The ill minded should not be the cause of the abiding citizens of America to lose their rights. The second amendment (the right to bear arms) was within the first 10 amendments to be put into our Bill of Rights. As the supreme court stated, the right to bear arms belongs completely to those as individuals. The purpose of the second amendment to be made was to make sure that the government couldn’t unarm our militias and make federal standing armies. When argued that the Second Amendment is purely to keep from disarming the state militias can not be entirely true, for it is said in the last half of the Amendment itself “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”.
The Second Amendment of the Constitution guarantees the people of the United States special rights of “a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of the free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Although people may have this right, supporters of gun control on the other hand believe that guns are too dangerous. In 2011, there were 8,454 homicides by firearms out of 12,253 homicides in total recorded, meaning that more than two-thirds of homicides associated with a gun. The issue of guns and gun control is thus intricated since it is about weighing to whether maintain individual’s right to bear arms or to prioritize the safety of the general
The first source discussing the second amendment is “U.S Gun Policy: Global comparisons” by Jonathan Masters, which starts its argument by quoting the second amendment. It states that “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”. Another source named “Battleground America” by LePore covers the interview of former Chief Justice Warren Burger in which he said that “the new interpretation of the Second Amendment was one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word ‘fraud’, on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime”. Master’s later mentioned source, adds to the debate which mentions that as per the second amendment, the gun policy advocates always stand by seeing gun ownership as their birthright and an essential part of nation’s heritage which increases crime rate in
Introduction: A complete ban on guns for the common people is in our best interest — no matter what the intent may be of using said weapon. None but those appointed in great authority (police, etc.) shall own firearms, and those who do so illegally are to then be punished by law, according to the laws set in place. Narration & Refutation: Since late 1789, as the Constitution was still being taken into total effect, the American people have held the right to legally keep and bear arms; this right has been altered multiple times already since its existence. The American people at that time lived in a world far from what it is today: no one can deny that.
The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms and it states: "A well regarded Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." This amendment was passed by congress in 1789 and ratified in 1791. This amendment was put into place 229 years ago and guns that existed 229 years ago were muskets and flintlock pistols compared to our modern AR-15 's and other automatic and semi-automatic weapons. Our guns have advanced over two centuries so why haven 't our laws to own guns changed? When we don 't put laws into place on who can buy and use these kinds of fire arms, we become the most heavily armed nations in the world with the most gun homicides.
A purpose of a flag is to represent its country. The Australian flag is an archaic symbol that reflects the colonial relationship, which no longer subsists. Our present flag represents us in the modern world, is an impossible place to adopt for three main reasons. Foreigners find it difficult to identify the dreadful Australian flag, it does not represent all Australian citizens and, lastly, the Union Jack on the top corner suggests Australia is a British colony. Is Australia 's flag easily recognisable in the modern world?