Gun Control And The Rights Of The Second Amendment Essay

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On December 15, 1791, the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of Rights was passed. One of which was the second amendment and protects the right to bear arms. The amendment specifically 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". While this was pretty cut and dry for the time period in which it was passed. It has become a murky and grey topic as of present. As gun technology has increased extremely since the passing of the second amendment, it has become a heated and debated topic within the public and political communities. Increasingly so as the number of gun related murders and mass shootings have become more frequent in present day America. While one side argues for tighter gun control, the other side argues for the protection of the second amendment, and the rest are caught in the middle undecided. The paper that follows will detail the my view on the subject, as well as an analysis of the current debate topics on the subject happening in America. In 1791, when the second amendment was passed, technology that existed for firearms was very different then what it is today. In fact America in 1791 was extremely different as well; for example, "America" only consisted of 13 colonies, Indians still occasionally attacked, we still hunted a lot of our food, and depending on where you traveled it could take days or months (Blodget,H 2012). The huge majority of…

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