By Maddie Mulkey
Freedom of Speech, Religion, Press, to Assemble, and right to Petition
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Religion
The freedom of religion is extremely necessary. There is no reason to punish people just because of what they believe. The government shouldn't interfere with peoples' religion.
Freedom of Press
Freedom to Assemble
Right to Petition
The Right to Security and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
People have the right to keep and bear arms, which means that they can keep and own weapons. Also, people had the right to security, which means the have the right to feel safe. I think that the second amendment was added to the constitution because safety is necessary to maintain a suitable country. People need to be able to protect themselves. Recently, President Barack Obama has announced sweeping gun control measures, calling on Congress to act fast to reintroduce a ban on assault rifles and to introduce a ban on high capacity magazines, as well as expand mandatory background checks to all gun sales. He made this announcement in front of four children, who had written to him asking for action after the Sandy Hook massacre. I agree with the right to security and the right to bear arms, however there is a fine line. We want people to be able to defend themselves and feel safe, however, we don't want people to own weapons if they are going to use them for criminal reasons. There needs to be s more strict and structured way to make sure that weapons do not end up in the wrong hands. I believe that the government needs to enforce people to do background checks on all people who buy weapons.