The Rights Of The United States Constitution Essay

1015 Words Jan 7th, 2016 null Page
One of the most controversial Amendments today is the ‘Right to Bear Arms.’ As I get older, I see life a lot more differently and how the Amendments can either be used in our favor as Americans or hurt us. To be more clear, the ‘Right to Bear Arms’ is the second Amendment of the United States Constitution passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791, the first 10 amendments form the Bill of Right. It is a well regulated Militia; being necessary to the security of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. The Oxford Dictionary defines “arms” as “Defensive and offensive outfit for war” and to “bear arms” is defined as “to serve as a soldier, do military service fight.” Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution confers an individual right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purpose such as self-defense. Still, the constitution’s plain text can be confusing or ambiguous and have caused protests even opinions of unlawful justice. In recent history, there have been many cases open to the public in which the Second Amendment played an imperative role on the decision of the court. Some have argued that the reference to “the people” in the Second Amendment has the same meaning as it does in other parts of the Bill of Rights, as in “the right of the people [to] peaceably assemble” in the First Amendment, or the “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects” from the Fourth Amendment. Some feel that…

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