Second Amendment Pros And Cons

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The debate on the Second Amendment, and many cases have been reviewed by the Supreme Court to determine what exactly it means. 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.” The debate is over what the Second Amendment means when it says “the right of the people to keep and bear arms”. Those in favor of gun control believe that putting more restrictions on guns will make America safer and reduce the number of deaths in our country. They claim that the Amendment protects the right to arming a militia, which we now call the National Guard, but nothing beyond that. Those opposed to gun control believe that restricting guns will make our country more dangerous because countries with higher gun control have…show more content…
Miller. After the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, the National Firearms Act(NFA) was passed, which required all firearms to be taxed and registered, and all permanent movement of firearms across state borders to be reported. Miller considered this unconstitutional and a violation of his Second Amendment rights, so he appealed his case to the Courts. The District Court Judge Heartsill Ragon “accepted the claim and dismissed the indictment.”(United States v. Miller) He ruled the NFA unconstitutional, even though he was an advocate of gun control laws. After that, it advanced to the Supreme Court for further ruling. The Court ruled that the NFA was not unconstitutional, and that it did not violate the rights of the Second Amendment. This step was quite significant, since it fell in favor of gun restriction, and went against the District Court ruling. It implied that an individual’s guns could be restricted, which led to concern that the public could end up losing guns altogether if the Court remained in favor of gun control. As a result, the issue

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