The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

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1st Amendment: The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridg-ing the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” In short, this amendment prohibits the establishment of a state religion, protects freedom of the press and speech, and protects the right to assemble and petition the government. The establishment clause enforces the separation of church and state and prohibits the government from restricting a citizen’s religious practices and forbids the government from forcing religion onto its citizens. …show more content…

This means that citizens have the right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Although this amendment may seem straightforward, it has been subjected to lots of ongoing debate. Those who oppose gun control laws point out that, at the time the Second Amendment was written, militias were not groups of professional soldiers, but were made up of the common citizenry. On the other hand, people who favor gun control interpret the amendment as referring to armed forces such as the Air Force or the …show more content…

The Fourth Amendment is extremely important as it protects American citizens from unreasonable search and seizure by the government, which includes police officers. This Amendment sets the legal standards that police officers must have probable cause and acquire a warrant before conducting a search.

5th Amendment: The 5th Amendment describes the rights of someone accused of a crime. Foremost, the amendment states that no person shall be held to answer for capital unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury and that no person shall be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life. Additionally, the amendment states that no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself and that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. Moreover, compensation must be paid for private property taken for public

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