The Second Amendment Of The United States Essay

1023 Words Nov 12th, 2015 5 Pages
More than one hundred thousand people are involved in a shooting each year in the United States of America. (irrelevant). Gun control has become a major topic in the last couple of decades in America. It’s a very controversial issue around the world, in communities, and in some families. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” This this means that every American has the right to have a gun, felon or not. Or does it? The Second Amendment is interpreted in several ways. Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, interpretation is that it applies only to those serving in the Military. John Eastman, former Professor of Chapman University School of Law, interprets the law that owning a firearm is a constitutional right. He also states that it was written to ensure that citizens could protect themselves from domestic insurgency, foreign invasion and the possibility of a tyrannical government. “The core part of the Second Amendment is the right to defend yourself.” The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the bill of rights. In 1934 the government passed a law banning any person with a violent crime conviction from owning a gun. The new law basically said…

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