Essay On The Second Amendment

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“We the People of The United States of America,” is the beginning of our Constitution. Within the constitution are the Amendments, the first ten are known as the Bill of Rights. The Second Amendment is the one I would like to speak about. The Second Amendment of The United States Constitution 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.” Due to the gun violence in the United States over the past two decades I would propose amending the Second Amendment; to incorporate gun control. The Second Amendment was based partially on the right to keep and bear arms in English common law and was influenced by the English Bill of Rights of 1689. The right was…show more content…
A Yale Law Journal author wrote an academic article on this issue. They discuss how the Supreme Court’s landmark decisions led to them saying that, “the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms and incorporated that right against the state 's, courts and scholars have struggled to determine the reach of those opinions.” The court held that the Amendment did not bestow a new privilege, but a pre-existing right. As I believe, they confirmed that preserving the militia was key to the right’s codification. They also believe that self-defense was the central component of the right itself. Public opinion is in my favor on this subject. Per a public opinion poll, 55% of Americans favor stricter gun control laws, a 23% decrease of when the question was first asked in 1990. Out of the general public, 92% of them are for doing background checks before you can purchase a gun. The gun owners are in favor of doing background checks by a high 93%. Even with the stats being in favor of having stricter gun control laws, gun deaths will still be out of control. It is the way it has always been due to interpretations of the Second Amendment
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