Pros And Cons Of The Second Amendment

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Our Second Amendment right should be amended, not abolished.. Imagine that you’re at home, in bed, when you hear the door knob on your locked, front door jiggle. You start panicking, but you then remember that you own a gun and know how to use it. With that gun, you can defend yourself from the intruder. However, some people believe you shouldn’t be able to own a gun. Thanks to our Second Amendment, we, as citizens of the United States, have the right to defend ourselves. However, it’s difficult to predict what might happen if you didn’t own a gun in that scenario. The intruder could possibly have a firearm, there is nothing stopping them since they’re already disobeying the law by breaking and entering. Chances are that there will be a negative outcome, whether it’s death or simply the loss of property. Incidents like these and many more suggest that some form of gun laws need to stay in place in order to protect those who feel threatened. The first reason why the Second Amendment should not be abolished is because we, as citizens have the right to defend ourselves. Word for word, 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” (Constitute). That means that citizens have the right to own a firearm to defend from the government and/or criminals. In a perfect world, law enforcement would be able to keep order to make gun ownership unnecessary.
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