2nd Amendment

By: Victoria Kalina & Nikki Falk

Introduction

In this presentation, we will talk about how the 2nd amendment has taken its course from when the constitution was made till now. The 2nd amendment states that the constitution of the Unites States protects the right of the people to keep in bear arms. This amendment belongs to individuals to give them protective rights and hopes to use them wisely.

Causes

It came to be because it was influenced by the english Bill of Rights from Sr. William Blackstone. He describes it as a needed right to support the citizens self defense and the act to defend themselves in their state. It was introduced on December 15th, 1791. The government put this clearly in second because it protects the states right to an organized military or "a well-regulated militia". When this amendment was written, America had just overthrown the government out of a war with England. When creating the new government, the people who were involved in writing the amendments stated that they wanted to have guns within governments in order to keep protected.

Characteristics

When writing the Bill of Rights, it was never discussed whether the Amendment was stating that it would be protecting state's rights or individuals rights. This debate recently, has been challenged. "A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

Significance

Having this amendments allows us to provide safety for ourselves and our country. With this, it meant that people would feel safer within their states. Today, it has impacted people significantly because there is a huge debate whether or not it should be removed or demolished. People also would like for the amendment to be enhanced with no guns for individuals. Ex: Sandy Hook

Conclusion

In some ways, we believe that this amendment should come with security protection and thorough background checks. The history behind all of it is a clear reason why it came to be in the first place. But, considering todays surroundings and events that happened, we understand why people's opinions over this amendment differ.