The Second Amendment written in The Constitution has been under great scrutiny lately. Extremists from both sides argue their points, however, how accurate are those points? For example, one can argue that it is a right that was given in The Constitution therefore, it cannot be taken away. However, was living back then a much different world than we live in now? Do we need guns to protect us in today’s society? The other extremist could argue that yes, it was a much different world and therefor, the right that was written into The Constitution is no longer relevant to today’s society. To fully grasp what the Second Amendment entails, one needs to know what it says. The Second Amendment 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” (Second Amendment). This has recently been interpreted according to the Second Amendment article on the Cornell Law website to grant the right of gun ownership to individuals for purposes that include self-defense. I believe that there is a solution to the problem at hand with The Right to Bear Arms, and it does not include banning arms, rather it only sets limits on what one can purchase for their arms at the store.
In 2013 states with gun restrictions had more shootings than states without any laws. The right for U.S. citizens to bear arms is completely beneficial, and without their legality it would cause more problems than it would solve. Owning a gun gives the owner a feeling of protection, and if your attacker thinks you may be concealing a weapon they would definitely be less likely to rob you or do anything in attempt to harm you. Banning guns entirely would have huge implications, which would not be good for anyone. Without guns our safety would be at risk, and without that feeling of protection it will be a weight that you constantly carry and will withhold your from true identity and potential. Your right to bear arms should
In 1962 during the American Civil War, the Nation’s highest decoration in combat was established. The Medal of Honor is presented to those who go above and beyond the Call of Duty. These Soldiers did not just display Valor, but also what we now call Army Values. They were Loyal to their country, set on their Duty obligation and Selflessly put our country ahead of themselves. They kept moving forward against the enemy, never retreating, only showing the importance of Integrity for their country, with Courage and Honor. Every part of the Medal of Honor symbolizes everything the Soldier did to receive that decoration.
In 2010, in the decision McDonald v. Miller, the U.S. Supreme Court formally incorporated the second amendment of the U.S. Constitution through the fourteenth, and in so doing officially applied the District of Columbia v. Heller decision to the states (McDonald v. Chicago, 2010). The opinion of the case authored by Justice Samuel Alito based its principal argument on the claim that the “right to bear arms” was not only a right guaranteed to the individual, but also a “fundamental right” in the U.S. constitution (U.S. Const. amend. II. and McDonald v. Chicago, 2010). Gun control and gun rights in the United States based on the second amendment have been a subject of intense debate only relatively recently with the emergence of groups such as the National Rifle Association and the Brady Campaign (in class notes). These initiatives have shaped public opinion on guns and spurred countless debates among scholars, judicial figures, and citizens over the meaning and purpose of the second amendment. In light of these arguments and conflicts between those employing collective theory to understand the amendment and those interpreting the right to “bear arms” as pertaining purely to an individual, it is not surprising that gun control and regulation in the United States continues to motivate such passionate defenses and condemnations (U.S. Const. amend. II and Cornell, 2010). These two arguments regarding the meaning and intent of the second amendment present significantly different interpretations. While those who advocate for collective theory argue that the amendment protects only the right of individual to use “arms” in
A coat of arms is a distinctive design that uses symbols to denote the elements’ significance. The coat of arms typically forms a shield consisting of emblems that represent a significant person, family or organization. My TBL group, The Brown Eyed Babies, created a coat of arms to denote the essential qualities that a nurse must possess to provide the best care. We believe a nurse must possess these five characteristics: endurance, wisdom, empathy, collaboration and communication. We used an owl as a base to symbolize wisdom. Being a wise nurse not only includes the knowledge learned in class, but also comprises the experience we gain through practice. Thus, wisdom is placed as the base because without knowledge and experience, we cannot provide the care needed. The owl’s wings represent the quality, endurance, as it functions as the owl’s core support. Endurance is an essential quality because it comprises of not only the physical strength, but also the mental and emotional stability needed to cope with the nursing profession. A heart is placed within the owl, in the middle, to represent empathy and its central role in nursing care. Empathy is a significant trait needed by the nurse, in order to maintain a therapeutic relationship with patients. There are also two little owls placed at the bottom holding hands to represent collaboration. Being a good collaborator contributes to providing the best care, as working with other nurses and healthcare professionals results in
Coat of arms is a collection of symbols that indicates the trait of a family, profession etc. In nursing, the coat of arms is intended to capture the key qualities of what nursing profession means. The purpose of this paper is to explain the six different nursing qualities and discuss why each quality was chosen to represent ‘Nursing’. It will also provide a rational for the symbols that represent each quality in the coat of arms. The idea of placing each symbol in different locations of the coat of arms will also be the part of discussion.
The same can be said for the medieval Knight. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Sir Gawain’s armor is described in great detail by the author to emphasize the importance of it. When Sir Gawain is leaving to go face the Green Knight, he is described putting on, “the great pile of gilded war-gear glittered…complete with knee pieces, polished bright and connecting at the knee with gold-knobbed hinges.” All the decoration and gold accents on his armor signify how important and wealthy he was. To indicate his status as Knight, he carries his shield with a pentangle. “The Pentangle is proper to this prince of knights…therefore it goes with Sir Gawain and his gleaming armour…Gawain was reputed good and, like gold well refined, He was devoid of all villainy, every virtue displaying in the field.” Sir Gawain’s armor not only identified him as a Knight but specifically by name and honor. These appearances of the Knight and Cowboy became so recognizable that they became symbolic. The mere mention of a Cowboy’s hat
The Right to Bear Arms was the second amendment put into place when creating the nation. It gives the people of our country the right to keep and own a gun. Today, just over two hundred years later, one of the biggest debates in society is on gun control and how the people should be handling their weapons. The gun control in the country is something that should be taken more seriously as lives and well beings are at stake.
In the United States the right to own a gun is enshrined by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The text of the Second Amendment 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” (Adams, 2004). The founding fathers borrowed this idea from Niccolo Machiavelli, the Italian thinker. He wrote about the weapons necessary for freedom to defend themselves, to hunt, and to protect the state against foreign invasion. For two hundred years, this tradition has become an integral part of American culture that spawned many cultural phenomena that have become the hallmark of the United States. For example, duels in the desert areas of the
A well-regulated militia necessary of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. It isn't much, but the power in these words is what keeps this country free. It's what keeps the people in this country safe. Everyone has their own opinion on the subject, but the facts show that the right to bear arms benefits this country more than it hurts.
The flag of the United States is our national symbol and our most important symbol of all; it symbolizes our nation’s strength and pride. Due to its high values and symbolism, by 1932, forty-eight states had adopted the flag desecration laws to legally protect and restrict desecration of the flag of the United States. However, these flag desecration laws only lasted until 1989, because in 1989, in the Texas v Johnson case, the United States Supreme Court recognized that flag desecration as a form of symbolic political speech that is constitutionally protected by First Amendment and agreed that the “government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable”( ).
The right to keep and bear arms may be the single most controversial and contentious right listed in the constitution and this might be because the right was listed in 1791 and understanding what the founders and framers actually meant. Some people think that the Second Amendment is outdated and if the founders even had any idea of what kind of weaponry we would have today they would have included that the right to keep and bear arms should only be used in hunting and sportsman ship.
The second amendment in the constitution of the United States is the right to bear arms. Many people are now beginning to question whether or not people should be allowed to carry weapons with them. In today's society, there is terrorism, and police shootings happening everyday, which is making people question if everyone should be able to carry weapons. But, stated in the constitution of the United States is the right to bear arms. Everyone has the right to protect themselves and others, and stand up for what they believe in. If the right to bear arms was outlawed, the Constitution of the United States would have to be changed. Everyone has the right to stand up for what they believe in, and should be able to protect themselves.
It’s the right to bear arms. In the United States it is a right to carry a concealed weapon on one’s self at all time. Concealed weapons are becoming a controversy through the second amendment, background checks, the laws regarding these weapons, and the use of these weapons.
Men or Honor is a movie which offers the viewer a great deal of emotion. Even though I previously watch the movie some years before, I felt this would be the perfect movie based on our studies. Carl, the main actor in the movie was determined to succeed in life. Because of his father’s confidence and determination, Carl wanted a better life. Society consistently provides roadblocks for everyone even those with some type of disability.