Argumentative Essay On The Second Amendment

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As today's society struggles with the continuous problems surrounding gun violence, many Americans are questioning whether or not our Second Amendment is applicable to our society as of today. Undeniably, our circumstances as a nation in the United states differs dramatically from when The Constitution adopted the Second Amendment in 1791. This document states that "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." At this time our founding fathers had no idea of the challenges we would currently face as a nation and recently the United States recorded its deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S history. Proving that the Second Amendment has not been applicable with today's society, it being outdated, the frequent tragedies through gun violence, and the lack of regulations currently being displayed.
Late Monday night, the host of the Jimmy Kimmel Live talk show, opened his show with a strongly sentimental monologue to discuss the Las Vegas massacre. Kimmel then began to mention the Second Amendment, he began "Second Amendment, I guess, our forefathers wanted us to have AK-47's" acknowledging the argument many citizens have used before regarding gun violence. Kimmel demonstrated to his audience how outdated the second amendment is to our country today. Many American's argue that our founding fathers believed in weapons of self-defense, and Kimmel ironically states that an AK-47 is
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