On December 15th, 1791, the Second Amendment was adopted, allowing people the right to bear arms. The vast amount of mass shootings that have occurred recently lead to a debate on the Second Amendment which is at the top of the media frenzy. When the Second Amendment was created, the society was much different then it is now. The current society has modern guns capable of dishing out six hundred plus bullets a minute. Back then in 1791 when the Amendment was first created, all people could make were muskets firing single shots at a time before reloading which took its time.
Gun Control Gun control is a major argument in today’s society. When discussing guns, most are highly against them. Not only are they used for a defense mechanism but are also used to provide a source of food to the public. Whether being a complete ban or people being forced to get a background check in order to purchase an armed weapon. While guns are banned, people will look for anyway they can to use guns, which leads to stealing and more possible deaths or injuries.
The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791 written by James Madison. The Bill of Rights was written and added into the Constitution in order to protect the rights of the citizens. The Bill of Rights was added into the Constitution by a compromise between the Anti-Federalists and the Federalists. Federalists were citizens who supported the new Constitution. While Anti-Federalists were another group of citizens who were scared to have another king or a abusive government, basically did not support the Constitution.
The right to bear arms has been a controversial issue ever since James Madison established it as the second amendment of the constitution. 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 Const. amend. II). Those in favor of the second amendment, believe that arms are used for protection, dangerous situations, and sports.
“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 second amendment was created to make sure that state militias were able to continue to be armed for defense and also make sure that individuals that were citizens had a right to own guns. When the first ten amendments(the bill of rights) were fabricated, the American people were convinced that we needed militias to protect our free state. Today our government is very strong with our defense and military and we no longer depend on our militias.
Today I will be talking about one of the Amendments that I choose and it was the second amendment. The second amendment is “The Right To Keep and Bear Arms” I will give you three reasons on this to make you choose that there should be the second amendment. My reasons are self defense,hunting and practicing. Let 's start with my first reason Self Defense. What I mean by this is that you can defend yourself if you need to in a bad situation.
On December 15, 1791, a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms. The bill was approved by three-fourths of the United States. The 2nd Amendment was created, to provide citizens of the U.S. a form of private protection. However due to the increase of technology along with the rise of violence in modern time, many are beginning to question if we should remove the Amendment, and only grant members within militia organizations access to this Amendments right to bear weapons.
I believe our right to self arm is a constitutional right; however, I do not agree with open carry. While Dan Griffin makes some excellent points in favor of open carry in his article entitled “The Pro Liberty Choice: Dispelling The Myths of Open Carry,” the times in which we currently find ourselves living makes carrying a weapon openly and in easy reach a very dangerous proposition. Temperatures are running very high in the current political climate and easier access to a gun is dangerous both to the disagreeing parties and even more so to the police office who attempts to mediate the disagreement. I also do not agree with open carry for long guns or the fact that carriers of long guns do not need a permit or license to purchase or carry
We have experienced firsthand unequal treatment from the King of England. We have seen the King punish people for any number of things- perhaps something just as simple as dissension with the government or because they did not follow the official established religion. As we create our new government we must include protections for the people, so the government does not have all the power. The Constitution alone does not provide sufficient protection against abuses of power by the federal government, for personal freedoms to be broad, the power of the federal government must be limited. The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments of the Constitution, list the fundamental liberties, our basic rights, as Americans and places limitations on the federal government.
Ted Nugent has a few good points on the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. He states how he believes that it is such an obvious right that it shouldn’t have to be permitted. Ted Nugent believes that citizens of the United States shouldn’t have to be told when, how, and where they should defend themselves. In the United States, there has been a controversy on the right to bear arms due to the multiple mass shootings throughout the nation. Nugent makes a point on how many people could still be alive by defending themselves with a weapon at hand.
The Truth “It’s everywhere. Guns and violence are in every nook and cranny of America. Many children can get a gun quicker than they can get a book out of a library. That puts us all at risk”(Marian Wright Edelman). One should not argue to repeal the second amendment.
Ratified December 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights was created to ensure the safety of citizens rights across the United States. The Bill of Rights acted as a compromise between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists, which would then lead to the authorization of the Bill of Rights. If it wasn’t for the Anti-Federalists demand for a Bill of Rights, it would’ve never been added to the Constitution, which would most likely lead to another abusive and corrupt central government. One very significant right listed in the Bill of Rights is Freedom of Religion, This right is critical to America because for some people religion is their gateway to happiness or is the basis of their life. According to The Debates in the Several States Convention on the