The Constitution Of The United States

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The Framers of the Constitution of the United States carefully considered every word written while composing a new document guiding the formation of the new land. While trying account for the long standing traditions of law from former homelands, they needed to take into account the practices they were familiar with paying respect to tradition of law excepting those they saw as oppressive by rule of Kings and Queens. Clearly expecting to effect change on our new soil while weighing and balancing power and authority. For the sake of debate, the framers could not have known the arguments so many years later but they did their very best to take into account the impact of the laws, restrictions, and parameters of the document. The Second…show more content…
Washington himself addressed the need unequivocally in the first State of the Union address directly to the lawmakers of the land. The United States, a free society, bases its rule of law on the document written in this country in 1787, yet now in the 21st Century we are asking what exactly did the Framers mean when they wrote those specific, unambiguous and well defined words of the Second Amendment regarding citizens of this country and possession and control of guys by those citizens. These words are not open to interpretation and they are clearly written. Even James Madison underscored the right when he wrote in the Federalist Paper Number 46 that the people of the United States had “the advantage of being armed [sig] which they possess over the people of almost every other nation” (Harr, Hess, Orthman, & Kinsgsbury, 2015). Many families and individuals plead for changes to the Second Amendment and no one, not one single individual with a moral consciousness could blame the victims of gun violence for asking for it to stop. Legally speaking, this however is not a moral debate but one of legal precedence. The
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