The Second Amendment Is Outdated Essay

1070 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 5 Pages
The United States is one of the only places in the world where citizens are freely allowed to possess firearms. As a result of this, guns have become a large part of both our history and our culture. In fact the United States is the only country in the world where guns are a big part of its culture (Cross 2). This has led some curious citizens to wonder why we are the only country who has such a rich culture with guns. Some of the anti-gun supporters believe the Second Amendment is outdated and should be removed altogether because of our secure border patrol, our strong nuclear defense system, and our local armed police (Cross 2). However, pro-gun individuals think removing the Second Amendment would punish all gun owners for the careless actions of a small group of citizens. They would much rather the government put a few certain restrictions put on firearms. Before you can determine where you stand in this controversial argument you have to understand why we have the Second Amendment and what it means.
The Second Amendment is part of ten other amendments more commonly known as the Bill of Rights that were added to the Constitution of the United States in 1791. The Second Amendment states t“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” (US Const. amend. II 6). In recent decades, this amendment has led to a lot of controversy. Most of this discussion is because many…

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