The Amendment And The Second Amendment Essay

1637 Words Nov 22nd, 2015 7 Pages
In the Bill of Rights, 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." ("The Constitution of the United States," Amendment 2.) The second amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791. It has been used as a self-defense strategy for hundreds of years, why change that now? Numerous times over the years the Supreme Court has ruled that the second amendment protects Americans’ rights to own firearms for self-defense. There is no logical reason for the government to take the firearms away from citizens. Gun control laws would only disarm the law-abiding citizens and take away from their right to defend themselves and their families.
In 2000, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the second amendment stays in place. This has been a battle for numerous years, but everyone wants to fight it. The second amendment does not harm anyone, the people who abuse their power of owning a gun harm people. A gun does not kill a person, it does not pick itself up and fire. There has to be a person pulling the trigger and that should be who is blamed, not the object that was used. People have not started a petition to ban knives, crow bars, or anything else a person may use. The sad reality of it all is that if someone wants to hurt another person, they will with or without a weapon.
As of December 15, 1791 people have been using the second amendment as a…

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