✩The Second Amendment✩

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The Right to Bear Arms

The Right to Bear Arms

  • The RIght to Bear Arms is the Second Amendment of the Constitutional Amendments. It was intended to originally to prevent the national government from repeating actions that the British took. Before the Revolution, the British tried to take weapons away from colonial militia, or armed forces of citizens. This amendment seems to support the right to own firearms, buit it does not prevent Congress from regulating the interstate sale of weapons. Further, the Second Amendment is one of the few which the Court has not yet incorporated into state law. Many state constitutions guarantee the right to keep and bear arms.

  • The right to bear arms has long been an American tradition. From the time colonists settled on American soil, Americans have held weapons to protect themselves. Armed citizen-soldiers won America's freedom more than two centuries ago. Partly because of this long-standing tradition, attempts to control a citizen's right to own a gun evoke strong emotions. The modern debate over gun control erupted over a series of high-profile assassinations in the 1960s and gained new urgency after gun-related violence rose in the 1980s and 1990s.

  • The gun ban in Australia had no significant impact on the amount of gun-involved crime, In 2006, assault rose 49.2 percent and robbery 6.2 percent. According to the statistical survey, if the USA follows Australia's lead in banning guns, it should expect a 42 percent increase in violent crime, a higher percentage of murders committed with a gun.

  • I believe that there should be a law against gun use, so that there would be less wars. however, Australia and England already tried that method, but it failed miserably. The number of deaths was almost three times more than it was before. And that is, because even if they make a law against gun use, the bad people will always have a gun. So, this amendment gives the right to people to own a gun to only protect themselves.

  • The second amendent effects us today. It prevents the federal government from banning private ownership of firearms by legal, law-abiding citizens. Thereby, it provides a balance against the power of the central government to seize absolute control by force of arms. It also provides for the citizens to act in self defense of person and home against criminal actions by outlaws. It also provides a pool of armed citizens to act in defense of the nation and state (not so much in this day, but when there was little or no standing army, this was important.)