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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 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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    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: 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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    Thesis: Attacks on the Second Amendment is a problem. The topic sentences below will become the opening sentences for each body paragraph of your Argument/CE Essay. Topic Sentence 1: Attacks on the Second Amendment is a problem because, firearms are fundamental to the culture of the American people. Topic Sentence 2: Attacks on the Second Amendment is a problem because, it is an attack on a fundamental unalienable right. Topic Sentence 3: Attacks on the Second Amendment is a problem because,…

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    Texas Gun Control

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    An issue or predicament in today’s society as well as in the state of Texas is that of the questioning of regulation on gun control. With recent tragedies such as the Umpqua Community College Shooting in Oregon, and the Charleston Church Massacre, much controversy and debate has opened amongst fellow Americans on whether or not there should be certain restrictions on gun control. While Texas’s gun control laws are amongst the least restrictive throughout all of the U.S., many citizens in Texas…

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    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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    Guns, Apathy and Media Power In The United States, rampage shootings at schools, colleges or any public place are more commons every day. It is such a complex problem, because is the consequence of the mix of various fails of the system and the society. Hence, there are some principal aspects that should change to achieve avoid this types of carnages: the gun control in The United States, the behavior of society in front of the criminal before of become criminal, and the “blame culture”, that…

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    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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    The United States’ national security has been a problem always,but especially now. Our national security has been violated several times in the last two decades and there are things to solve in order to make our country safer. In order to keep our nation safe our new president has to deal with guns,terrorists groups, and other fatal threats. I sure hope our new president focuses on these problems and solve them. Guns have been allowed in our country since it was founded. The second amendment in…

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    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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