Persuasive Essay On Full Second Amendment

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The guns laws in this country must, absolutely must be reformed. I am an eighth grade student at Woodlawn Beach Middle School in Gulf Breeze. In the past couple of weeks, I have been told about multiple shooting threats to schools in our area. I was also informed of a recent shooting in Pensacola. Then, there was the school shooting in south Florida. How much more bloodshed will it take before we make a change? First of all, there must be more rules on who may purchase a gun. Those that are juvenile or mentally disabled may not have the capacity to realize the consequences of their actions. We are considered adults at age 18, but multiple sources agree that the brain is not fully mature until 25. We can’t always make good decisions with under-developed brains. One article reads that “because the prefrontal cortex is still developing, teenagers might rely on a part of the brain called the amygdala to make decisions and solve problems more than adults do. The amygdala is associated with emotions, impulses, aggression and instinctive behaviour.” (http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/brain_development_teenagers.html) Those who are mentally disabled may have even…show more content…
However, they forget when the Constitution was written and that there is a first half. The full second amendment reads: “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.” The key word here: Militia. A militia is, according to my American history notes, “a group of civilians trained to fight in case of an emergency.” They brought their own muskets to battle. The Constitution was written in 1787 when the militia was still important and often used, people hunted for food and a living, and Native Americans were a threat. We now have an organized military, and a militia is no longer “necessary to the security of a free
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