Essay on The Second Amendment Gone Wrong

1636 Words Dec 21st, 2015 7 Pages
Imagine walking into a school and all of the sudden experiencing gunfire, much like that of a war zone, or even a full scale invasion. However, for many people in the United States, there is no imagining, this is their reality. They are simply some of the many victims of the second amendment gone wrong. When the second amendment was created the United States was under the tyranny of Britain. The purpose of the second amendment, "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”, was to protect citizens by allowing the new country to fight back against unfair rule, it was not meant to allow civilian use of high power military weapons capable of spewing flames, spraying bullets, and slicing through armored vehicles as if they were Swiss cheese. This amendment was created when the most high powered weaponry available were muskets which were only capable of firing one shot and then required a two minute reloading process. Our forefathers never imagined the weaponry that is available today. However, just this past year high powered weapons supposedly permitted under the second amendment have been used to kill Americans at a Charleston church, a community college, and a federal office building. Remarkably, the deaths due to these attacks represent only a small fraction of all Americans killed by guns this past year. Clearly, the current interpretation of the second amendment…

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