Persuasive Essay: The Right To Bear Arms

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The Right to Bear Arms At eight o’clock in the evening, a man knocks on Alicia’s door. She is not expecting company, so she looks out the window. She finds a strange man standing in front of her door. She decides not to open the door, and she goes and sits in the back room. The man continues to knock on the door, each knock becoming more forceful than the last. Alicia decides to call 911, however there is a delay. The cops will not be able to get to her home for at least fifteen minutes. She keeps the operator on the phone, and she loads her pistol while the strange man continues to try to get into her house. After a loud crash, he enters. Alicia hides behind her dresser as she hears the man’s footsteps growing louder. He enters the back room, and as soon as she sees him she realizes he is armed. Before he can realize what is happening, she pulls the trigger and shoots the man in the leg. He drops the gun…show more content…
For some, lives will be at stake. Without the protection of a firearm, how is one supposed to protect them self and their family from potential threats? Many think that if the right to bear arms is taken away, crime rates will drop. However, criminals do not follow the law. Even if it were to be illegal to own firearms, corrupt people will find a way to obtain one. Every law abiding citizen should have the right to bear arms. Background 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.” This amendment was passed by congress on September 25, 1789, and was ratified on December 15, 1791. Modern debates focus on whether or not the amendment focuses on protecting a private right for individuals to own firearms, or if it focuses on a right only available to militia organizations (Amendment II right to bear arms, n.d.).
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