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    District of Columbia v. Heller The Second Amendment is one of the most controversial amendments in the Constitution. There have been several cases where the Amendment has been challenged. As the world keeps growing and developing, the amendments have stayed the same since the creation in 1789. Therefore, as the years go by the original meaning of the text is getting lost in translation, which has caused the Supreme Court Justices to try to interpret the meaning the best way they can to ensure a fair trial. The case of the District of Columbia v. Heller in 1976 is the case in question. When the case was presented to the Supreme Court, the opinion of the court came from Justice Antonin Scalia. In the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, the case was about examining as to whether if the Second Amendment was violated for Dick Anthony Heller. The District of Columbia decided to create a gun control law, which placed a ban on handguns and if individuals did own a gun it had to adhere strictly to their guidelines on owning a weapon. Heller, at the time currently had a job as a Security…

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    On Thursday June 26 of the year 2008, The U.S. supreme issued a ruling regarding the District of Columbia v. Heller case. For the past 32 years, handguns in the District of Columbia were banned, a response to the gun-related murders. However in a close 5-4, with judges John Roberts, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas and justice Antonin Scalia voting for it vote the Supreme Court ruled that ban of the handgun was in violation of the Second Amendment and thus unconstitutional. Justices John Paul…

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    supreme court over and over again, and many different people have different stances on it.. The basis of is the Second Amendment, written in the Bill of Rights. The Second Amendment states: “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." (U.S. Const. amend. II) The problem is that the intent behind the amendment is unclear. This paper will examine the many interpretations of the Second Amendment…

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    Massachusetts Supreme Court] explained that stun guns are not protected because they “were not in common use at the time of the Second Amendment’s enactment.” . . . This is inconsistent with Heller’s clear statement that the Second Amendment “extends . . . to . . . arms . . . that were not in existence at the time of the founding” (2) “. . . the [Massachusetts Supreme Court] concluded that stun guns are “unusual” because they are “a thoroughly modern invention.” . . . By equating “unusual” with…

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    Ronald Reagan subsequently became the first Republican to be endorsed by the NRA. Public opinion, both in favor of the NRA and guns in general swayed the Republicans. Knowing the power that an NRA endorsement would hold with their constituents, the Republicans became much more outspoken supporters of guns as they saw it had great appeal to their constituency. We must wonder how steadfast Republican congressmen are in their commitment to the gun rights movement, specifically if more of their…

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    While there are reasons as to why guns should be taken away, there is always a more significant reason as to why they should be controlled instead of banned. There are news articles stating that guns should be banned from society, however, this can lead to massive chaos. Don B. Kates’ article of why banning guns can be more harmful gives the reader logical reasoning of why machinery is a necessity. However, Gerald Ensley’s articles says that guns should be taken away completely but has no valid…

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    Throughout American history, the topic of gun control has been an argument filled with controversy. There have been a number of traumatic events in the country that involved the use of guns; Because of this, many Americans have become weary to the thought of anyone being able to carry a gun. Over the years, there have been many different stances developed pertaining to this topic. Some believe the Second Amendment should be completely abolished, others believe there should be no restrictions on…

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    Mass Shootings

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    Putting a gun in the hands of every American is the only way to keep citizens safe. Keeping firearms out of the hands of unstable psychopaths and criminals is the only way to keep American families safe. The hard part is determining who deserves the right to own guns. Gun control has been the most heated debates in recent years due to the mass shootings happening more and more often. When a shooting occurs the media and politicians are quick to point the finger at anything else that may be a…

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    Gun Control Is Bad

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    Gun Control In recent historical times, gun control has been a largely debated topic in the United States. There are endless arguments on whether there should be gun control or not, floating around in mass media and almost all social medias. There should not be gun control because it would end up harming America and personal lives more than the other way around. People who support gun control generally do so because of the heightened amount of gun crimes, murders and tragedies in the recent…

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    Sandy Hook Shooting Speech

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    Thank you all for coming to the presidential address. Today’s date is the 14th of December, 2016. Today marks the 4-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Massacre that took place in Connecticut. We are gathered here to commemorate the lives lost on this day. The 28 lives lost, the 20 innocent children’s lives. Children who because of that man aren’t able to fulfill their potential. Aren’t able to live out their lives, aren’t able to contribute to society. For those unaware of the event, on the 14th…

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