The Second Amendment - The Right To Bear Arms Essay

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The Second Amendment

Few issues incite americans more than the issue of rising crime and violence. This problem can easily be linked to the availability of guns."The debate over whether guns are a hallowed tradition and a right guaranteed by the
Second Ammendment of the U.S.constitution or whether they are a fearful danger contributing to crime and violence." ("gun control") Due to the outbreak of violence in our society, some people feel that repealing the Second Ammendment would solve the problem. These people feel that repealing the Second Ammendment would solve the problem. These people feel that there are two reasons for the repeal; One is the rising of violence among teenagers, the second reason is
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All other natural diseases" ("Gun Control" 83). This trend can be the result of "the widespread of availability of firearms [which] makes it far too easy for kids to kill... Guns figure in more than 15% of adolescent homicides... "There are more than 200 million privately owned guns in America"
(Henkoff 7). With the violence of American youngsters rising at a stagering rate, we obviosly cannot sit and do nothing. Something must be done and gun limitations through the repeal of the Second Ammendment is a good weopon in this war. The second reason why a repeal of the Second Ammendment could be a good choice in limiting guns is the original purpose of that ammendment. The ammendment "grew out of the deep- seated fear of a "National" or "standing army, [originally they also] limited the National Army to 840 men" (Burger 4). This idea led to the true reason for the ammendment "the need for a state militia was the "right" guarenteed [in the ammendment] In short, it was declared "neccesary" in order to have a state military force to protect the security of the state" (Burger 6). The ammendment issued the right of militia's and for hunters which in that day depended on their guns for food. Now "Americans have a right to defend their homes, we need not change that, nor does

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