The Right And Bear Arms, By Warren E. Burger

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The second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right of people to bear arms and was adopted in 1791. It guarantees all Americans "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." It is more described as supporting the natural rights of self-defense, resistance to oppression, and the civic duty to act in concert in defense of the state. Former Chief Justice of the United States, Warren E. Burger writes an essay regarding “The Right To Bear Arms,” that originally appeared in the Parade Magazine in the 1990’s that questions if “The Right To Bear Arms,” is an outdated idea. Burger argument is that the gun control would lower if handguns were lowered. He also talks about the”Militias,” which is an army that protects the security of the state. Our “State Militias,” in our time, serves as a huge national defense.

To summarize Burgers witting he believes that the Constitution of the United States, In the second Amendment the “Right To Bear Arms,” is outdated. We learn about some history in the late 1988 for example, there were 9000 handgun murders in America. Whereas in alone today, Washington D.C. last year had 400 homicides. The number has increased over the years which is less fortunate. Colonies depended on wild game for food and many of them needed firearms for defense from the marauding Indians years ago. Later on more firearms were required for defense against the French and English. Burger compares back than to now by comparing
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