The second amendment stated that American citizens had the right to bear arms. Congress passed this amendment on September 25, 1789. Congress ratified this amendment on December 15, 1791.
Only this month, 59 were killed and over 500 people were injured during a country music concert in Vegas in what is now known as the deadliest mass shooting in American history. Last year, 49 were killed and 58 were injured in a gay nightclub in Florida. In 2012, a mass shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School took 27 lives, 20 of them being first graders. The list of these unthinkable and stomach-churning acts is quickly turning endless, forcing us to rethink why we truly have the right to bear arms. Many defend the second amendment by claiming we need this right for self defense, which is the most wretched part.When we look at what we have lost compared to what we have earned in this fight to keep the right to bear arms, this privilege does not seem worth the sacrifice of so many lives. In today’s world, we do not defense through guns but from them. Our policymakers keep trying to reach a compromise by putting in place certain regulations. “Some states require would-be gun owners to fulfill a firearms safety course in order to obtain their license.” “Such training courses, however, even when not required, are very advisable for the would-be gun owner, as they ensure that he or she has all the necessary information on liability issues, on safety, and even on care and maintenance of the gun” ( How to Get a Gun License 1). This lack of attention illustrates that despite the multiple tragedies that have taken place in our nation, some states do not even require a simple safety course that ensures the safety of our people. Furthermore, it is required that one must pass a background check. The questions asked on the test are the following:
The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is perhaps the most sweeping and has likely impacted the general jurisprudence of the Supreme Court the most of any other amendment. This is because, where all other right-protecting amendments protect something specific, the fourteenth amendment was designed to ensure that states guaranteed due process rights, applied the law equally, and protected the “privileges [and] immunities of citizens of the United States.”
The Second Amendment More than than 270,000 troops are being denied their gun rights,mainly from the thoughts of those who are against the 2nd Amement. It really is common in the United States. And they also are very powerful and one shot can change your life for the worst, if used
The First Amendment one that is watered down, serves as example of the freedom we as Americans have. It is best known as the amendment that lets us say what we want when we want. There is more to it that gets overlooked. It blocks government from establishing a theocracy, grants the people the right to peacefully assemble and protest the government for a redress of grievances. Our press is independent and is given freedom to publish at will. Our freedoms embolden us to speak out and organize for progress and against society's wrongs. Sometimes groups will organize to speak out but will sink to extreme measures as a means of expression. The first amendment has seen challenges in recent months. “Donald Trump referred to the press, and I'm quoting his exact words, as "dishonest, disgusting, and scum."Just ten days ago, you might have heard in a press conference, President Donald Trump said that the "press is out of control."(Chemerinsky, 553). To clashes between different ideologies on college campuses with some initiating riots. The first amendment grants many freedoms, however it does not grant protection from consequence.
As of right now, there are 27 US amendments with all kinds of rules. But I’m only going to talk about the main 10. Some may be outdated and need to be updated while others after 241 years still work in this modern world. Who knows maybe after 100 or 200 years some of the amendments will stay the same with no updates or tweaks.
Today, the Bill of rights outline some of our most important liberties as individuals of the United States. Aspects of everyday life are granted though the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. These first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution protect basic liberties such as the freedom of religion and freedom of speech. The Bill of Rights install limits on governmental power. They protect people from an overruling government and contribute to the image of “free America” that many immigrants seek the U.S. for. Although the positive contributions of the Bill of Rights are more clearly seen in our modern society, these ten amendments were not always viewed as necessary throughout history.
The First Amendment must have limits to avoid complete mayhem. Pre-existing limits are not enough to stop the hate speech that incites violence against large groups of people. The law protects threats against these large groups and assumes that counterspeech will be regulatory. Why should people have to continuously speak out to reassert that they should be treated equally?
Branden, I respect your opinion on why you do not support Amendment 2, I completely understand where you’re coming from. It probably will be easer for the public to get marijuana, however the Amendment is in the best interest of those who need it. People out there are truly sick and they deserve something that could possibly help them that isn’t going to cost them an arm and a leg, and for now medical marijuana is the answer. There are going to be people who try to abuse the system in order to get what they want/need, but for now I truly believe this is the best thing we can do to.
The “Muslim” Ban English 10 White 3 Delaney Devitt The United States is a country based on a certain set of values, and one of those values is the freedom of religion. On Friday, January 27, 2017 President Donald Trump signed an executive order that “banned nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for at least the next 90 days.” (CNN, 1) These seven Muslim-majority counties include Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Sudan. The executive order indefinitely suspends Syrian refugees, even the ones who were granted legal visas. It also suspends the relocation of all refugees for the next 120 days. This executive order bans millions
If taken literally one, can simply state the 2nd amendment in the bill of rights as their answer. There literally is no better way to protect something valuable to you than to get a weapon and fight for it, that’s what America has been doing since its conception. However, in modern society, we can’t just do that, there are rules in place to prevent that, but those are exactly what allow us to establish and preserve the freedom of the American population in its entirety. Although people inevitably complain about the laws established by the government, they rarely take action. Now why is that? It’s simple, the government was established on the principle that the people would collective decide to obey those laws as long as the government would serve to protect their rights. This is based off the social contract of John Locke, the people are willing to give up some of their peripheral rights(more accurately some privileges) to have all their necessary rights protected. This principle is what lead the Framers to establish a “government of the people, by the people, [and] for the people.” In addition, the Bill of Rights, or amendments to the constitution, were added, providing tangible proof of the rights of the people protected by the government. These methods have stood the test of time in not only establishing freedom within our nation, but also preserving them throughout our history even in times of war.
One of the most controversial topics in America today is the second amendment. While some may argue that the public release of gun owners addresses is acceptable because of their opposition to the second amendment, many believe addresses being published is completely unnecessary. I believe the newspaper that published addresses of gun owners acted incredibly irresponsibly because the just society of the United States owes each individual their privacy and security.
The Second Amendment Guns and America have a lot in common, they are powerful, revolutionary, and sometimes misunderstood. But some people in this great country disagree with firearms. They think that firearms have more negative than positive effects on this country. Well here’s some facts, there are 300 million guns in America, and 88.8 percent of people own at least one, also three out of five criminals say they won’t mess with an armed citizen. But it sums up to that guns in America are necessary because of three reasons self and property defence, recreation, and economy.
Suffrage in america is not a privilege, but a right that all Americans are granted when they are old enough to maturely handle this important action. However just as the right to bear arms, children including teens should not be allowed to take on such power due to the fact that it can not only impact the outcome of their own lives & futures, but those of others in this country. I myself am a teenager in America who is moderately versed in politics, civil liberties, economics, and the government, just as a fraction of others my age, but I still believe that with this knowledge I can not truly vote on matters simply because I have not experienced theses topics of concern I would be voting so there is no logic in having a say in these matters that impact the lives of my fellow Americans. This issue is two sided one for 16 year olds to vote, and one in the opposition, yet to give children the power to affect the state of their neighborhoods/towns let alone the nation is simply moronic, but can have a few benefits in the future only that of voter turnout.
It is a man’s right according to the constitution under the second amendment to bear arms. Unfortunately, in the state of California the second amendment has almost been entirely revoked. Many mass shootings in the state have been on the rise for the last few decades. Consequently, gun owners along with gun regulations have suffered a mass change in gun control. One of the major changes is the Open Carry Law, were it prohibits gun owners from carrying any type of gun on their person. These regulations have become extremely strict in the state of California to the point where openly carrying a firearm has become illegal. With the rise of mass shootings and California being the primary target of such horrific events, it with no doubt that the carry open law should be reinstated.