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  • Virginia Militia Case Study

    Questions from Problem One: Does Virginia have a militia? Yes, Virginia does have a militia. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration’s official website details the establishment of a militia in Article 1 Section 13 of Virginia’s Bill of Rights, located within the Virginia Constitution: That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power. More importantly, Liberty University Law Review’s Stephen P. Halbrook points out that in the year 1971, the people of Virginia revised their Constitution…

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  • Interpreting The Second Amendment Essay

    citizens are given the privilege to own firearms for their personal protection. However, the Second Amendment seemed to take away this right by adding the concept of “organized militia.” In Columbia v. Heller, the court held that individuals could possess firearms without having to be the members of a militia. However, judge Stevens gave a dissent stating that all judgments should be made with the direction of past cases and court decisions. His main argument came from the fact that gun control…

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  • Gun Control Conclusion

    knife was a gun and that man started shooting everyone in that Wal-Mart? Nelson would have been there on the scene immediately with his CCW, defusing the situation and, if needed, would have shot the attacker to save his life, his family 's lives, and the numerous others that could have been hurt. Along with this information, it is also stated in the constitution as a second amendment right to protect private gun ownership. The second amendment states as followed: “A well regulated Militia,…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Gun Control Should Be Promoted

    is not proper as it creates inequality among the Americans and some inferiority among those who do not have guns. Easily possessing guns means that any small dispute between individuals can lead to death as some individuals can easily pull out their guns and shoot the opponent. In this regard, guns should be controlled and no civilian should be allowed to own a gun (Lunger 93). Although it is evident that he America's gun culture has roots in the historical revolutionary movements, frontier…

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  • What Is A Well-Regulated Militia?

    “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) The meaning of this amendment to the United States Constitution has been heavily debated topic for decades. For me, the meaning of the Second Amendment was never controversial because I grew up in a household where my family held in high regard the rights granted to us by the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.…

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  • The Militia Act Of 1860: A Case Study

    Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to enlist and in the next three years, congress authorized the acceptance of one million soldiers (Calabresi & Bobbit, 1978). To supplement this demand in man power, congress passed the Militia Act of 1862 which empowered the President to direct the States to utilize drafts of militia if a state did not fulfill the quotas for the Army; furthermore, the act was the beginning of the transition from state to federal authority in raising an army (Perri,…

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  • A Well Regulated Militia Argumentative Analysis

    Saul Cornell’s book titled “A Well Regulated Militia” explains the right of a citizen to bear arm. An important law made for the protection of rights for citizens of the United State is the second Amendment. The second amendment allowed people to maintain the security of their families, and properties. Citizens can also arm themselves in other to be part of a militia which is well regulated. The people of the United State share different views of the main reason this law became part of the…

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  • Cress And Robert E. Shalhope And The Second Amendment Analysis

    There are some limitations put on it in certain writings. For instance, Marchmont Nedham suggests that arms should be born only by responsible citizens and James Harrington adds the need to be a landowner. Shalhope indicates that these exceptions are just that, specific exception of individuals who could be denied arms, rather than saying that only specific people should be allowed arms. In summary, early libertarian thought shapes American republican thought through a distrust of standing…

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  • Gun-Control In America

    Megan McGregor History 1301, 2pm 11/13/2016 Gun control in America Introduction Saul Cornell’s book, “A Well-Regulated Militia,” examines several notions regarding the right of Americans to bear arms as prevalent in several historical moments. The author’s study looks into the static conception that was dominant in several public discussions for the constitutional provision applicable to gun control. He traces some of the element that pose as competitive influences on the rights of individuals…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Second Amendment

    fun they wish and is vague on the reasons as to why. This is not the case. Many Americans are unaware of the entire Amendment. The only thing that remains clear is that it is extremely outdated. In order to keep the 2nd Amendment, while keeping our rights secure, reform must occur. Or maybe the best idea, is to get rid of the Amendment completely, like the Australian government did. Unfortunately, if I were to go up and ask anyone what the 2nd Amendment was, most likely, they would only be able…

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