They are allowed to maintain arms in their possession, at some point they might be used either by these people or somebody else. Also, in case the government controls the people’s right to own guns, there is a strong chance the tyranny to become a governing political system. Emphasizing British tradition, Cooke says that, “the right to bear arms-is an essential right in any free society.” However the definition of a free society is difficult to agree on, as it is different from one society to another. Every society has special characteristics in its own way. Conservative societies normally follow strict rules that build with as time goes by.
Saul Ceja Mrs. Anderbery English 4-3 20 November 2014 Gun Control Guns don’t kill people; it’s the people who own the guns who kill the people. Gun control is a vital part of the future of the United States. The Second Amendment and the Fourteenth Amendment are the ones that give states the right to make their own gun laws. Self-defense is a vital part of gun control, as people may be able to prevent a crime from being committed, because they would have a weapon or a gun for protection. Numerous individuals across the United States disagree with the current usage of guns; it is necessary to look at this controversial issue because of the recent violence involving guns across the United States.
Does the second amendment to the constitution seem irrelevant now? The second amendment to the constitution 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 upon." The right to bear arms has been one of the most fiercely debated topics of the past few decades. The founding fathers of our country thought that the right to bear arms was the second most important right of the people. However, proponents of gun control have argued that the bill of rights that
One secondary idea that supports this primary idea is when Lincoln stated on his way to take office in Washington, “I have often inquired myself, what great principle or idea it was that kept this Confederacy so long together…It was not the mere patter of the separation of the colonies from the mother land; but something in that Declaration giving liberty, not alone to the people of this country, but hope to the world for all future time” (pg. 115). Another secondary idea that supports this is found later on in the same page when Lincoln remarks on the importance of protecting this freedom, “but I have said nothing but what I am willing to live by, and, in the pleasure of Almighty God, die by”. Another primary idea that is introduced in this article is found on page 115 where Meacham notes that when it came to the Civil War, both the Union and Confederate believed that God was on their side. Both sides prayed to the same God to lead throughout the turmoil of the Civil War.
America’s founding fathers penned the Constitution and Bill of Rights to protect America from tyranny, threats, and becoming anything other than the democracy they envisioned. Our societies, as a whole, have become violent in many ways. Everyday there are school shootings, gang related murders, and other violent acts of crime. The question is can the violence be stopped with alterations to our civil rights? Will strict laws limiting our rights to bear arms decrease the violence?
He believes that assault weapon should only be used by security officials to protect or nation, and also, availability of assault weapons has given birth to violent crimes. In addition, he wants to implement stricter rule on background checks, making nearly impossible for criminals to get a hold of assault weapon. President is taking this step to reduce to prevent future
The right to bear arms The Bill of Rights, under the second amendment of the Constitution 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”("The Constitution of the United States," Amendment 2). The Amendment has become scrutinized over the last few months because of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Should the citizens be allowed to bear arms and should the government infringe in any matter? The government should make certain aspects of owning a weapon and carrying one. This is the question that affects my family and I.
The document guides countries who are being suppressed to move towards revolution even today. The Declaration of Independence is relevant today because it is based upon timeless values and sets guidelines for old and new governments. In essence, the Declaration of Independence itself is timeless. Some may say the Declaration of Independence is irrelevant, but to myself and many others it is just as important
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution 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” (Head). To this day, the Supreme Court, backed by the federal government has not let the Second Amendment be encroached. The federal government is protecting one of our basic fundamental rights that are exercised by millions of Americans each day. Until the dangers of guns are magnified more than the benefits, the federal government should not restrict the use of guns; instead, the federal government should continue to keep guns out of criminals hands and give law abiding citizens the freedom of owning guns. Scientific studies have proved that millions of Americans own a weapon.
Arms and Ammo 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. This is the 2nd amendment of the United States Constitution that entitles Americans the right to bear arms. Recently, in the news and all across our nation there has been uproar over the issue of more gun control being necessary to make America safer. President Barrack Obama proposed and signed off on 23 executive actions that include a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines, a federal gun trafficking statue and reinstating a ban on assault weapons. Politicians, specifically liberals, believe that regulating arms and ammunition will reduce tragic events such as Newtown, Aurora and Batman movie opening night shootings.