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  • The Right to Bear Arms Essay

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    The Right to Bear Arms How many of us want the U.S. government to have the right to tell us what to do, and when w can do it. There are probably not many who would agree that the government should have that right. Though having gun control laws is not to that extreme, some would say it is the first step. Growing up in a small town, and also growing up with guns my whole life I was one of those people who did not want gun control laws. Then after reading two articles that discussed this topic

  • The Right And Bear Arms Essay

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    There are and always will be people disagreeing over the controversial Second Amendment, the right to bear arms, however there are several reasons why the Second Amendment is beneficial to the community. The Second Amendment to certain people in the United States is seen as an amendment that represents their freedom. Some of the key reasons that the right to bear arms is beneficial to the community is that it allows for citizens to hunt and provide for their families, it allows for people to protect

  • The Second Amendment : The Right To Bear Arms

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    right of the people to keep arms, and shall not be infringed.” This basically means United States gives the right to its residents to keep arms, and it guaranteed individuals the right to possess arms for their own personal defense. In the past few decades there been thousands of pages that are written seeking to uncover the meaning of the “the people,” and “bear arms,” have been strongly debated. Some judges argue about the public understanding of the right to bear arms. In the late 1780s the constitutions

  • Gun Control versus The Right to Bear Arms Essay

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    This is simply not true. ?During the period in which the second amendment was written, ?regulated? was defined as ?properly disciplined??(Gardiner) The creators of this amendment believed that those choosing to exercise their right to bear arms needed to be trained, and become experienced and competent in their usage. What is the Bill of Rights? The Rights of the individual, what we, the people, are allowed to do under these broad Amendment ?laws.? Let us take a look back at how the

  • Essay about Americans Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

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    Americans Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms      Our rights as Americans started to take shape when the Constitution of the United States was drawn up by the delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Three years later, a very important part of American history called the Bill of Rights was added. The Bill of Rights is looked upon and interpreted every day. It gives the citizens of the United States many of the rights and freedoms that we value today, and some of those are

  • Gun Control - We All Have a Right to Bear Arms Essay

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    We All Have a Right to Bear Arms    The preamble of the United States Constitution clearly states its objective: to establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity   The bill of rights is the set of amendments to the constitution intended to secure these objectives for the individual citizens of the United States. The second amendment states:   A well-regulated

  • Keep And Bear Arms

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    Does the Second Amendment Protect Individual Rights to Keep and Bear Arms After reviewing the Supreme Court ruling in the case of “District of Columbia vs. Heller” (2008) and the wording of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, I firmly believe the amendment protects the individual right to keep and bear arms. Within the ruling, definitions from 1773 edition of Samuel Johnson’s dictionary were used to clarify meanings (at the time of the founding, which holds the same meaning now) and helped

  • The Right And Bear Arms

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    The Right to Bear Arms 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

  • The Right Of Bear Arms

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    Gun Control 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. Former president Bill Clinton commented on gun control, saying

  • The Right to Bear Arms

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    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