Second Amendment Outline

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Mary Oberdorff Anne Greenawalt English Composition 1 4/17/13 What does the Second Amendment of the Constitution mean? The Second 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” (“Second Amendment”). Depending on person’s personal views, this statement is interpreted in many ways. The United States Supreme Court has tried to avoid changing the Second Amendment for several reasons. They argument is over who has the right to bear arms a militia or the people. Because of the recent gun violence the Second Amendment is under fire again. The National Rifle Association (NRA) does not want any change made to the amendment; they believe,…show more content…
These rights were given to us by our forefathers while writing the Constitution of the United States. There are feasible arguments both for and against the NRA. And gun control laws. Which side a person chooses to believe depends as much on that person’s background, social circle, and personal inclinations as it does on the content of the argument. Annotated Bibliography “Second Amendment-Bearing Arms.” Findlaw for Legal Professionals, 2013. Web. 29 Mar. 2013. The site states the Second Amendment. It contains an article that explains how the Supreme Court defines the Second Amendment. The argument discusses the right of the people to bear arms versus the rights of a militia to bear arms. “Wayne LaPierre(Executive Vice President and CEO).” Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2013. The site is written by an organization for the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. It contains the biography of Wayne LaPierre, V.P. and CEO of the NRA. The article talks about Wayne’s educational background, salary, and him being an activist and lobbyist. Pennsylvania Firearms Owners Association, “Pennsylvania Firearm Law; Frequently asked Questions.” PAFOA, 2013. Web. 29 Mar.…show more content…
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