Essay on The Constitution Vs. The Georgia Constitution

846 Words Oct 20th, 2015 4 Pages
The US Constitution is the document that embodies the fundamental laws and processes by which the United States of America governs itself. Each state within the US holds its own constitution and within each state’s constitution, the core values of the US constitution are present while each document varies in structure and in minor detail. In particular, the first and foremost contrast of the US constitution versus the Georgia constitution is that the US constitution has its Bill of Rights stated in the first 10 Amendments. The Georgia constitution states its Bill of rights throughout the first article. Another difference between the two documents can be found in their laws concerning citizen’s rights to bear arms. In the federal government’s document, Amendment II states that “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.” In plain English, the amendment states that each state has the right to a state-governed militia in the right to protect itself, and additionally, the citizens of the state have a right to bear arms, or hold ownership of weapons. While the GA constitution states that citizens have the right to keep and bear arms, the document also declares the state has the right to “prescribe the manner” (Section 1, Paragraph III) in which the weapons are sold. Meaning, the state of Georgia can impose laws on age requirements, background checks and any other requirement they…

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