The Constitutional Rights Of The National Rifle Association ( Nra )

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Who would have thought that when James Madison in 1789 introduced to the U.S. Congress thirteen (13) amendments to the Constitution, that one of them – the Second Amendment would cause so much controversy? I am sure many of know what the Second Amendment is, but just in case you do not, it 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."
What this means is “the right to bear arms”, simply our right to own and carry guns. This amendment added to the U.S. Constitution in 1791, along with nine others is known as the Bill of Rights, which established basic constitutional rights for the people of the United States. There are many interpretations of the Second Amendment. The National Rifle Association (NRA), a gun rights advocate sees this as one of our civil liberties and believes that assures us the right to own and carry guns, both for self-defense and for sport. Others, those who believe in gun control feel that the Second Amendment does not give rights to the individual but to the states so that they have the right to operate militias. Additionally, they think that lenient gun laws make it easier for criminals to get a gun. However, we all know that if a criminal wants a gun they will find a way to get one, and all gun control does is limit the ability of law-abiding individuals to protect themselves and what is theirs. The most restrictive gun control laws occur at the…

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