The Violation Of The Word Militia

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Even though most legal scholars have claimed that the Second Amendment protects individuals in America right to bear arms. The amendment states "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." A University instructor Sanford Levinson, who is a liberal Democrat who stands behind many measures in gun control, says the "embarrassing" second amendment empowers people to want to own guns to protect themselves. Some of the American historians believe that the use of the word militia is not meant for a specific group of people like the military, but rather it is meant for the American people as a whole. The Second Amendment, like all of the other amendments, must be read along with the constitution (The Embarrassing Second Amendment p. 1). Gun rights activists really like talking up a storm when it comes to their right to bear arms, but they always tend to get quiet when it comes to saying what type of firearm is needed to protect their homes. They also tend to be very secretive when it comes to their personal arsenal, a big part of their secrets might be how unappealing their pass time of guns are for other people, and it can make the gun owner dig into deep conversations about what type of guns they prefer to buy (Gun Rights Advocates and the Weapons They Love p. 1). Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, says that Americans do not need flintlocks or a hunting…
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