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    The story of the US militia uprising in Oregon is an interesting one. Early January saw an armed group gather in a nature reserve in Oregon, claiming to be defending two local cattle ranchers from being sentenced to prison for arson. The group, which has seized control of a nature reserve in Oregon which is federally owned, is led by the Bundy family, who is originally from Nevada. The Bundy’s claim to be defending father and son duo Dwight and Steven Hammond, who are due to be resentenced to prison after an Oregon judge increased their convictions for arson. The Hammonds were convicted to setting 100 acres of federally-owned land on fire between 2001 and 2006. Dwight was originally sentenced for three months and Steven a year. However,…

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    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…

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    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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    In 1977 through a shakeup within the NRA, the organization went from being a group of hunters and sportsmen to being a strong advocate for the right to bear arms. Catering towards strong gun advocates, the NRA was able to become a very powerful and influential organization. By aggressively advocating for gun rights, and preying on Republican congressmen with many pro-gun constituents, they were able to build up a support foundation, which they have now expanded into becoming one of the most…

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    If guns really kept the United States safe, the U.S would be the safest place in the world. Far from keeping Americans safe, guns are used to kill more than 30,000 Americans each year (Watkins). Many people use guns for self protection, but a household member with a gun is more likely to accidentally shoot himself, than to be used to injure or kill an intruder in their self defense. Although, handgun bans fail to protect people than prevent Americans from using handguns as an effective means of…

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    If the pressure of society in 1861 would encourage the men to participate in the war was not enough, the call of the Governor would have certainly pushed them to join the war (95). At that time, the south found state rights particularly important, especially the rights granted by the second amendment to a disciplined militia. Therefore, militias often seemed to be more appealing than a state or federal army to many people. That said, there were larger militias these 15 men could have joined,…

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    Minutemen were men in the militia. The militia was a army made the men who lived in the colonies. Their job was to fight their enemies which is England.Men between the ages 16 and 60 were required to carry a weapon and join the army. The militia also fought alongside with the British soldiers during the French and Indian War. Soon after, colonists declared freedom the militia starting fighting with the British Soldiers to win independence. Neutralists were colonists who were not on either…

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    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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    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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    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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