The Right to Bear Arms

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The Right to Bear Arms Constitutional of Not? Let’s say one day you’re exiting a shopping center almost to your car when suddenly, two men confront you and demand all your money and the keys to your car. You are completely helpless with nothing to defend yourself with as the two men take your belongings. Maybe a quick flash of a concealed handgun would have scared them off, loaded or not just the fact that they know you could put up a fight would have most likely scared them away. Would carrying a concealed weapon make every day citizens feel safer knowing they have something to defend themselves with instead of standing by and watching while criminals break in their homes or even rob them on the streets. What if having that weapon is a matter of life or death for you? The one question people toy around with is if the right to bear arms is unconstitutional. Some say that the second amendment is meant for only a well-regulated militia to have the right to bear arms, or that the fact of being able to carry guns is just silly. 2 Info The right to bear arms is presented in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. 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." Many argue that the Second Amendment gives individuals the right to own guns, and that the government should honor this right. Others say that the amendment was meant to apply only to states' rights, instead of individual rights. They argue that gun ownership contributes to high levels of crime and say that the founders of the Constitution did not intend to make

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