Essay on The Rights Of The United States Constitution

1517 Words Oct 15th, 2016 7 Pages
Prior to the right to keep and bear arms controversy the United States Constitution stated in the second amendment 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.” However, The Constitution does not call for an army but it does state a navy is required. In the 18th century many states constitutions protected the armed militia. Gun owning was considered as essential to liberty as every other freedom. Many weapon advocates talk about the way the weapon will be used, not to violate anyone, harm anyone or be mistreated but to protect one’s home and provide food for one’s family. Since the continental congress left out the fact the guns could be used to hunt or protect a home, the second amendment is controversial. It does not give the right for anyone but a militia men to have a weapon. Take into consideration that the first amendment states that there will be no infringement of rights due to an unconstitutional restriction. When wanting to obtain a weapon, one must go through a background check as well as any other personal checks for any type of conviction. The second amendment has brought up multiple controversial issues in America and it still even today is one of the biggest debates the country has seen. “Our country stands divided between the pro- and anti-gun control factions” (Renozi,1997).
The second amendment is controversial in the fact that it is so broad and can…

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