Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

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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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  • Argumentative Essay: How Gun Control Kills

    In 1791, as part of the Bill of Rights, the second amendment was adopted, having been ratified by three-fourths of the states. The second amendment is known for a well-regulated militia being necessary to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Since 2015, there are 45 states that allow open carry for firearms. Also, in 15 states require a permit or license to open carry, while eight more have other restrictions on how, when or where guns are allowed. There are two reasons why there should be…

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  • Gun Control Debate Essay

    Gun Control Debate: Affirmative Constructive In the words of the 54th governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, “Yes, people pull the trigger - but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.” Good morning judges and opponents. Today my colleague, Delaney, and I are firmly in favor of the resolution that: In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned. We adamantly believe this because the right for an average person to…

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  • Virginia Tech Shooting Research Paper

    be used in self defense and that the Second Amendment gave people rights to own a firearm; those people were then obligated to decide which types of guns fit in the criteria of being useful and safe. For example, automatic weapons have been banned since this case was presented and semi automatic weapons have been argued about for years. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) data for 2011 indicated that almost 13,000 people were murdered with a weapon. Of those, 1,700 were killed with knives,…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Gun Control Laws

    When our founding fathers outlined how this nation would function in the form of the Constitution, they also guaranteed every citizen the same basic liberties. The Bill of Rights, the ten original amendments to the Constitution, each one stating its own freedoms. One of these, the second, protected the right of the people to defend themselves, and the nation. "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms, shall not be…

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  • Importance Of The Second Amendment

    Why is the second amendment so important? it seems in today's society we find ourselves asking this question whenever a tragedy like the Orlando shooting occurs. the second amendment is what makes America the most unique and special country in the world. We are the only country in the that has a written document that states that citizens have a basic human right to defend themselves and form an a led body militia. It ensures that Americans can keep the government in check and that the citizens…

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  • Gun Debate Where Is The Middle Ground Analysis

    Agree to Disagree What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “gun”? Gun rights, protection, hunting, or gun violence, school shootings and terrorist attacks. These topics are highly controversial in today’s society. Is there really a middle ground that can be achieved on gun control? In the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, it states that it “protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” It is a highly emotional issue, and when you deal with…

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  • Argumentative Essay: America Needs More Gun Control

    Many studies and polls have shown that almost 70% of the people in favor of more gun control are Democrats (pollingreport.com/guns). Democrats wants to outright ban semi-automatic weapons, and if that is successful, what is stopping them from trying to completely ban all guns? Republican senator Ted Cruz has spoken out on gun control. He states,”The right to self-defense is an essential component of the liberty we enjoy as Americans and is embodied in the Second Amendment. From successfully…

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  • Gun Control: A Major Cause Of Violent Crime In America

    So what is Gun Control? Gun Control is a wide used expression that covers any sort of limitation on what kinds of firearms can be sold and bought, who can possess or sell them, where and how they can be stored or carried, what duties a seller has to vet a buyer, and what obligations both the buyer and the seller have to proclaim transactions to the government. The state of gun control today is Federal law and some state legislation prohibits certain people from owning firearms: those with…

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  • The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence

    Gun Control Guns are safety to most families and individuals. Many households across the United States have a gun as the primary safety source. The safety factor of a gun is generally believed to more than that of a knife because it places more distance between an individual and an attacker. Guns have been viewed as a revered symbol of American independence. The Constitution emphasizes that Americans have the right to protect their residences and themselves by bearing arms (“Second”). Limiting…

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