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...bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This indicates that there is a law that allows people to own guns. But there are several points to be considered in part of the amendment. There is an emphasis on having a well-regulated militia. This indicates that there are certain rules, or principles that surround a militia group (Petersen, p.16). This specifically creates a nature of the citizen army. A citizen army does not group armed citizens without a common principle, rather it states that a militia group needs to have regulations and principles not just a chaotic movement. The second amendment, then, creates in itself a certain significant function of regulation and control. Thus... ? Every person has the...
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2nd Amendment (Right to Bear Arms)
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...Bear Arms The 2nd Amendment: Right to Bear Arms The Amendment II to the US constitution made changes to the US Bills of Rights which protects people’s right to keep and bear arms. Prior to the District of Columbia v. Heller decision by the Supreme Court, the Second Amendment had been the hot topic for debates among US law professionals because the Amendment II was vague in itself. In 2008, the Supreme Court made a landmark decision regarding the 2nd Amendment. In District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), the Supreme Court ruled that an individual’s right to bear a firearm is protected by the Second Amendment. The Court ruling also says that an individual can... The 2nd Amendment: Right to...
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The 2nd Amendment and the Right to Bear Arms
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...Bear Arms The Second Amendment and the Right to Bear Arms The tradition of gun laws in America is as old as the medieval times when Indians dominated the land. These laws did not limit the possession of arms. In fact, it was a requirement in some colonies for men to carry muskets especially when visiting the church. Weapons were a sign of honor, dignity and courage. The colonists that explored the New World were threatened by the Indians. For security against attacks, every able bodied man had to have arms. Guns were even provided to those who could not afford weapons. (Gerber 2011) The debate over the second amendment today is that those in favor of gun... ? The Second Amendment and the Right to Bear...
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Domestic Crime Rate and the Right to Bear Arms
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...Bear Arms of the of the Domestic Crime Rate and the Right to Bear Arms Introduction Domestic crime rates will increase if the Second Amendment rights were to be abolished by the government. The following discussion establishes this contention. The Second Amendment to the US Constitution declares that a well – regulated Militia is essential for preserving the security of a free state. Consequently, there should be no infringement of the people’s right to bear arms. With the decision in Heller, the import of the Second Amendment was no longer unanimous and differences began to crop up as to its meaning. Prior to this decision no court in the US had invalidated any... ? Domestic Crime Rate and the Right to...
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Sociology of Law Class-Second Amendment- Rights to Bear Arms
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...bear arms”1, however, governing legal provisions that define control is not similar in all Federal States and they shift from State to State. It was not until 2008, when the Supreme Court sitting in 2008 in the District of Columbia v. Heller2, clearly defined the legal interpretation of the legal scope and depth of the meaning of the Second Amendment’s interpretation regarding an individual’s right to posses guns, creating the first open space ever for regulating various forms of arms to be possessed by American citizens. In a historic ruling, the court upholding a unanimous judgment argues that the Second Amendment in that as it were... ?Introduction Christine Cadena in a recent online paper en d...
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What were the historical origins of the Second Amendments protection to keep and bear arms
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...Bear Arms The origin of the right to keep and bear arms all started with the culture of having guns, then events that brought fear among people, then valid arguments for the need of arms. This explains the historical origin of the second amendments protection to keep and bear arms. Americans at first had the culture of carrying arms with them for normal life purposes; that is protection, maintaining order in the society, and hunting for food. As time went by in their new settlement areas in America, conflicts developed, and they had to have arms for protection against invasion. The British... with their oppressive activities also reinforced Americans’ belief and support for the right to...
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Gun Control community and police safety vs right to bear arms
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...Bear Arms Introduction The incidence of mass shootings has risen steeply within America over the last few years and it is worrying that not even those in authority have been able to come up with ideal approaches of preventing the loss of innocent lives. The statistics of 2013 when approximately 34,000 people lost their lives from firearm related deaths and 40...  Judging by the current statistics, the United States has the highest level of gun related violence, which is not only greater than everywhere in Western Europe, but around the World. Police officers receive reports of mass shootings virtually every day, with the latest one being the San Bernardino shooting in California, which left 14 people ...
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The Right to Keep and Bear Arms by Quilici vs. Morton Grove
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...Bear Arms by Quilici vs. Morton Grove The Second Amendment to the United s Constitution is as follows: "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." How this amendment was interpreted and understood was crucial in the case. The Quilici vs. Morton Grove case arose from Ordinance 81-11, passed in 1981 by the Village of Morton Grove in Illinois, which prohibited the possession of handguns within the Village. Victor D. Quilici claimed the ordinance violated the second amendment of the U. S. Constitution and wanted the ordinance declared unconstitutional. Morton Grove's main... The Right to Keep and Bear...
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If the second amendment protects the right to bear arms, can state and federal government strictly limit access to ammunition under the constitution
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...bear arms, can and federal government strictly limit access to ammunition under the constitution?1. Introduction The recognition of rights by the law is usually considered as the only prerequisite for the full protection of these rights. However, under certain terms the limitation of these rights is regarded as necessary so that other rights are secured. Such case exists in regard to the right of US citizens to have access to ammunition. The particular issue is set under examination in this paper. Emphasis is given to the following question: can state and the federal government set limits to the access to ammunition under the constitution? Since... specifically, the Second Amendment refers to...
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If the second amendment protects the right to bear arms, can state and federal government strictly limit access to ammunition un
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...bear arms, can and federal government strictly limit access to ammunition under the constitution? 1. Introduction The recognition of rights by the law is usually considered as the only prerequisite for the full protection of these rights. However, under certain terms the limitation of these rights is regarded as necessary so that other rights are secured. Such case exists in regard to the right of US citizens to have access to ammunition. The particular issue is set under examination in this paper. Emphasis is given to the following question: can state and the federal government set limits to the access to ammunition under the constitution? Since... ? If the second amendment protects the right to bear...
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If the government took our second amemdmemt rights away the right to bear arms do you feel that domestic crime rates will rise If so, how
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...Bear Arms of the of the Domestic Crime Rate and the Right to Bear Arms Introduction Domestic crime rates will increase if the Second Amendment rights were to be abolished by the government. The following discussion establishes this contention. The Second Amendment to the US Constitution declares that a well – regulated Militia is essential for preserving the security of a free state. Consequently, there should be no infringement of the people’s right to bear arms. With the decision in Heller, the import of the Second Amendment was no longer unanimous and differences began to crop up as to its meaning. Prior to this decision no court in the US had invalidated any... Domestic Crime Rate and the Right to...
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GUN LAWS: Should we disarm citizens and disregard the amendment to bear arms
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...arms and ammunition with themselves (Charles, 2009, p.199). For several years the second amendment has come under scrutiny due to the enormous amount of gun related criminal issues. Those against the second amendment state that due to the second amendment, the quantity of guns in the hands of the citizens of US has increased and due to this gun violence has even increased. A total of 270 million firearms are registered in the name of the civilians of the US (Small arms survey, 2007, p.39). The number of guns registered to the civilians of United States is quite high... ? Repealing the Second Amendment Repealing the Second Amendment The 2nd Amendment of the constitution of US allows the citizens to carry...
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2nd amendment - the right to bare arms- US Constitution
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...Bear Arms The right to bear arms was the Second Amendment to the United s Constitution. The amendment was ratified on December 15, 1791. In turn, the United States Constitutions was signed by 39 delegates on September 17, 1787. The American Civil War took place between 1861 and 1865 while the American Declaration of Independence took place in 1776. Simultaneous with the ratification of Amendment 2, nine other amendments were ratified on December 15, 1791. These are: Amendment 1. Freedom of Religion, the Press, and Expression Amendment 3. Right Against Quartering of Soldiers without Consent Amendment 4. Right Against Unreasonable Search and Seizure Amendment 5... The Second Amendment or the Right to Bear...
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Is There a Constitutional Right to Possess a Firearm for Private Use
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...bear arms, shall not be infringed”. Based on these provisions alone, the right to bear arms seems to be clear cut and legally protected, especially as far as protecting the security of the people is concerned. The interpretation of this amendment, as well as the interpretation by the Supreme Court has provided guidance for the people on the application of these laws. This paper now seeks to review if there is a constitutional right to possess... Is there a constitutional right to possess a firearm for private use? Introduction The Second Amendment of the US Constitution specifies that “a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear...
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Gun Control
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...bear arms under... the Second Amendment (Lott, 2013). However, this should not be used as a gateway to allow the public to run out of control in regard to ownership and use of guns. Regulation and monitoring of guns is essential to ensure that the right to bear arms does not jeopardize personal and public security. Uncontrolled gun ownership and use could extend to encompass national threats, an aspect that the legal structure should address. Enforcing gun laws does not constitute any measures, processes, or practices that infringe the Second Amendment. Personally, I feel that gun control will promote responsible handling of guns. For instance, as much as the...
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A Right to Bear Glocks by Gail Collins
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...Bear Glocks’ (Article Review) The article ‘A Right to Bear Glocks’ by Gail Collins is based on the Tuscon shooting of eighth January, 2001 that killed six people and injured fourteen others including Gabrielle Giffords, a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. While she was doing a ‘Congress on Your Corner” meeting at a Safeway market in her own district, she was shot and seriously injured along with thirteen other victims. Six people were killed in the rampage. In the article, the writer shows how the politician became the victim of the ideology of right to arms which she supported. While showing how irrational the craze for free access to weapons... ? (Assignment) ‘A Right to...
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The Second Amendment and the Right to Bare Arms
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...Arms The second Amendment of the Constitution protects an individual’s rights to “bare” or keep firearms as a means of lawful protection in the event that a military or militia is not established or is not functional, “The Amendment’s prefatory clause announces a purpose, but does not limit or expand the scope of the second part, the operative clause. The operative clause’s text and history demonstrate that it connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms”(Supreme Court of the United States, 2008) . In the recent case of the District of Columbia versus Heller, the District of Columbia stuck down a ban on hand guns in a five...  The Second Amendment and the Right to Bare...
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Gun control
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...Bear Arms The of gun control has been hotly debated among different constituencies of United States of America. This has led to the creation of two sided debate, one side is heavily pursuing the route to completely ban arms and the other side is advocating that the citizens of United States should have the right to bear arms. The public opinion regarding the gun control debate has been almost equally distributed. PEW research claims in its study that 5&% of the total population sides with stricter laws, while the remaining 43% sides with relaxed laws of gun control (PEW 1). Those in the favor of strict gun control laws argue that such laws will decrease criminal incidences involving the use... Right To...
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Gun Control
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...bear arms, both as individuals and also in a collective capacity. Going by the scope of the issue being discussed, the word ‘arms’ here predominantly means fire arms or guns. A recent spate in the incidents of violence associated with guns in the nation has given way to an intense debate regarding enacting more stringent gun laws. As is but natural and expected in any vibrant democracy... Gun Control in America of the of the Meeting Time Meeting Introduction It is a fact that gun control tends to be one of the most emotively debated issue in the United States of America. America happens to be a unique nation in the sense that the constitution of this great country extends to its citizens the right to...
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Constitutional Rights Essay
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...bear arms, shall not be infringed” (Cornell, n.d.). The aim of this paper is to discuss the right to keep and bear arms, and to analyze the tier of classification that is used to scrutinize this right. The right to bear arms has been, perhaps, the most controversial of all the rights drafted in the Constitution, yet the least studied and researched of all the Constitutional clauses (Subcommittee on the Constitution, 1982). The modern day interpretation and application of this right has been radically changed from the time when it was actually conceived; indeed, today a U.S. citizen can get arrested for two years without trial or probation if caught with an unlicensed gun (Subcommittee... ?Harris Kamran...
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Comment Paper
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...bear arms is a right protected by the constitution. Therefore, to establish gun control in a way which completely controls how guns can be acquired by the people may even require a constitutional amendment that perhaps takes away the right or modifies... it in a manner which makes it essentially impossible for the layperson to own a gun. However, constitutional amendments have been used quite infrequently by the government since changing the constitution is not something any government would undertake as a light task. As discussed by Gavrilovic (2008), even the greatest supporters of gun control i.e. the Democratic Party have often balked at the idea of changing the constitutional right to...
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Tiers of Rights
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...bear arms, shall not be infringed” (Cornell, n.d.). The aim of this paper is to discuss the right to keep and bear arms, and to analyze the tier of classification that is used to scrutinize this right. The right to bear arms has been, perhaps, the most controversial of all the rights drafted in the Constitution, yet the least studied and researched of all the Constitutional clauses (Subcommittee on the Constitution, 1982). The modern day interpretation and application of this right has been radically changed from the time... Harris Kamran Constitutional Law Discussion Paper 9 July Constitutional Rights The Constitution has ...
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...Bear Arms The of gun control has been hotly debated among different constituencies of United States of America. This has led to the creation of two sided debate, one side is heavily pursuing the route to completely ban arms and the other side is advocating that the citizens of United States should have the right to bear arms. The public opinion regarding the gun control debate has been almost equally distributed. PEW research claims in its study that 5&% of the total population sides with stricter laws, while the remaining 43% sides with relaxed laws of gun control (PEW 1). Those in the favor of strict gun control laws argue that such laws will decrease criminal incidences involving the use... Right To...
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Argumentative Evaluation: Gun control
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...bear arms by mentioning varied affiliated organizations and politicians, who... of the of the Concerned English 16 October Gun Control The article, A Clamor for Gun Limits, but Few Expect Real Changes by Adam Nogourney and Jennifer Steinhauer, published in The New York Times on 13 January 2011, revolves around the issue of gun control in the aftermath of the Tucson shooting. The article begins by delving on a knee jerk reaction of the National Rifle Association after the Tucson shooting in deciding to be low profile and evasive, citing the reasons of sympathy with the victims. However, the very same article slowly and gradually tends to build a support around the issue of the controversial right to bear ...
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Gun control
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...bear arms just in case “the sanctions of society and/or laws... Gun Control: Annotated Bibliography Details: al Affiliation: Gun Control: Annotated Bibliography Chemerinsky, E. (2004). Putting the gun control debate in social perspective. Fordham Law Review, 73, 477-485. Immersing himself into the gun violence debate that is now a concern for every American, Erwin Chemerinsky begins his article questioning whether the Second Amendment would remain if America was to have a new constitution in the future. He is quick to follow his question with a probable answer: that “The reality of course, is that conservatives will favor the amendment while liberals will vehemently be opposed to it.” Such a situatio...
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Bill of Rights 2nd Amendment
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...bear firearms has been raging ever since the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. The Amendment which states that, “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” specifically relates to the right to bear arms (National Constitution Center par. 1). Arms in this case include any kind of firearms (handguns, rifles, and shotgun... Bill of Rights: 2nd Amendment According to statistics from firearm manufacturers, American civilians owned close to 300 million firearms in 2010 (Just Facts, par. 4). The debate on whether or not individual American civilians have a right to...
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Week 5 Discuss 2
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...bear arms, and it is completely binding on the states. Therefore, it limits their capability to create solutions to social issues that suit local values and needs (Stohr, 2010). The basis for the Supreme Court’s decision is on the Fourteenth Amendment, which transforms the meaning of the Second Amendment. They argue that the Framers... Week 5 Discuss 2 Bullying is a purposeful act that aims at hurting others both emotionally and physically. Some individuals simply define bullying asteasing the other person. However, there is a considerable difference between bullying and teasing in terms of actions, intent, and outcome. Bullying can entail group behavior. Bullying develops a painful effect on the victim...
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The Second Amendment Paper
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...bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (“The Constitution,” 2008). The Founding Fathers added the Second and the other nine Amendments, collectively called the Bill of rights, to further clarify the rights guaranteed to Americans in the Constitution... ?Anel Villegas English 13 The Second Amendment The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is a short one sentence ment that explains citizen’s right to possess armaments. The short and seemingly simple, easy to understand sentence has been the subject of heated debates throughout the nations’ history. The controversial Amendment states, in full, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and...
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Gun Control
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...bear arms vis-a-vis the Federal government’s role and responsibility towards preventing crime... , especially that of a violent nature. Thus, gun control remains an emotive aspect, as on the one hand, there is need for overall citizen safety and welfare; this at the same time providing for the freedom to bear arms as enshrined in the 2nd Amendment (Trotter). As Susan Dudley rightly views, “The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and of the lawful authority of the state shall not be infringed, except that the manner of bearing arms may be regulated by law.?” (39)...
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Gun Control/ Argumentative paper against Gun Control
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...bearing of arms, which is provided for by the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. The various interventions made in the US to implement gun control measures, in order to reduce crime have proved to be unsuccessful. Some important instances are given in the following. First, a ban on handgun sales was imposed in Washington, D.C. in 1977. However, by the 1990s, the homicide rate in the city had trebled. During this period, most of the murders were committed with handguns. Second, since 1911, New... of the of the of the Gun Control Introduction Thesis ment: Gun control laws cannot prevent or reduce the crime rate. These laws infringe upon the constitutional right of an individual, with respect to the...
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Why the Second Amendment Should Not Give Citizens the Right to Own Assault Weaponry Persuasive essay
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...bearing arms. This effectively locks out private citizens and individual from the right to bear arms (Whitney, 42). In the case of Unites states, V. Miller before the Supreme Court of the US in 1939, the Supreme Court ruled that citizens do not enjoy the right to arm themselves and thus interpreted the Second amendment to mean that the US congress could in fact come in and regulate against... ? Why the Second Amendment Should Not Give Citizens the Right to Own Assault Weaponry The Second amendment should not give private citizens the right to own guns as this right has been continuously abused by individuals and criminals alike. The United States of America’s constitution in regard to the second...
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Political significance of the Second Amendment
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...bear arms, shall not be infringed.” The controversy arise from the phrase “a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State” where one group of commentators treats the phrase simply as statement of purpose and maintains that the Second Amendment individual rights to keep and bear arms (Lund, 1987). According to Lund (1987), other group claims that it is to be regarded as an exclusively collective right, the right of the states to maintain organized military forces. The right to bear arms often is defended in terms of hunting, sport and, above all, self defense. But more often than not, a lot missed the point that the original... ? (The of your Political Significance of the Second ...
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The Need for Gun Control
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...bear arms" in the American Constitution. This is the highest law in America, and any country should be careful before changing its laws, so these arguments need to be addressed. The second... The Need for Gun Control At present there are more than 300,000,000 guns in the hands of US citizens. (nra, 2006) The murder rate in the USA is more than ten times that of any other advanced Western country and most of those murders are committed using one of the millions of guns (fbi, 2006). These facts alone should suggests that there is indeed a need for gun control in America. One of the main reasons given for not changing the current laws by people who own guns is that they are guaranteed the right to "bear ar...
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Why it is important to support the National Rifle Association
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...bear arms has once again reared its ugly head. This year being an election season, we once again have politician bickering over the real or imagined agenda of the National Rifle Association. Once again we find ourselves in a situation wherein we must explain our existence and why the right to bear arms must never be allowed to become politically influenced by the president. It pains me no end to hear the lies that the anti-fire arm support groups openly spread about our organization. These groups constantly portray our... Reasons to Support the NRA Ladies and gentlemen, I stand before you today as a freedom loving citizen of this country who fears the continued threatto our Second Amendment Right to...
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Those who would give up freedoms for temporary security deserve neither, civil right violations
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...bear arms. Freedom of speech is sacred privileged given to every US citizens by the forefathers of this nation when they wrote the constitution of the United States of America. The first amendment of the constitution which is part of the bill of rights states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion... American Civil Rights: A Look at Current Violations By: of his full include the word of University Date America is known as the land of opportunity since it was discovered by the Europeans in the 18th century. The United States is a nation that has always taken pride in its democracy and the well being of its citizens. Despite this philosophical view of life the reality in Ameri...
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The Castle Doctrine
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...bear arms elicits a variety of reactions within the American public. Those who are for the right to bear arms believe that this is one of the most important aspects in all of the Constitution and essentially defines them as Americans. The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states “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”(“The Sources of Our Rights”). However, those on the opposite side, see this right as an invitation to violence and the root of the high rates... and Number The Castle Doctrine The New Castle Doctrine and the Right to Defend Within the Dan Rather news reportsentitled “The...
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Business commentary
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...bear arms is an illegal immoral attempt to further limit our individual freedoms, security of the free state, and further erode our U.S. Constitution (Salsman). Work Cited Page Greenburg, A. 15 April 2013. “Lawmaker Seeks to Extend 3D... Ever since the tragic events of 9/11 2001 and the Patriot Act we Americans have been from a continued erosion of our freedoms, privacy and constitutional rights in the name of fighting terrorism. Our constitution is the only thing that protects our rights from any individual, group, or government that for any reason oversteps the boundary to erode our individual freedom. Lately the issue of gun control has become ingrained in the mainstream media. With the Aurora,...
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Gun Laws
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...bear arms, shall not be infringed” (“The Constitution”, 2006). This, as were all of the first ten amendments to the Constitution, was added by the Founding Fathers so as to provide a more clear... Gun Laws The topic of gun control legislation is controversial and the debate surrounding it often emotional usually centering on differing interpretations of the Constitution. It has been argued that the citizens of the country no longer have a need for arms such as they did 230 years ago. No hostile Indians and little threat from wild animals; the government is stable and elected by a democratic process and the citizens of the country have the most powerful armed force ever assembled by humankind in...
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Political Science: Article Analysis
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...bear arms, Negros were prevented from possessing arms. In most cases, Degler finds Handlin treatment of case shallow and not convincing. For instance, Handling suggests that restriction of Negros to bear arms was repealed, and that Negros did not “add up to a decided trend” (Degler 57). The perceived fluctuations of the right of Negros to bear arms as Handlin argues is not conniving to Deglar in that Handlin uses weaker sources that do not substantiate... Prof: Political Science: Article Analysis Degler (1959) in his article, Slavery and the Genesis of American Race Prejudice emphasizes the point that the white man’s prejudice against the Negros did not have its beginning during slavery, but was already ...
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...bear arms in order to establish a well-maintained militia. The “right to bear arms” is in many ways a uniquely American concept. Nations such as Great Britain were once guaranteed the right to bear arms for purposes of self-defense, but these have been severely curtailed in recent years. America is one of the few nations on earth that still guarantees easy access to guns for nearly all citizens. This fact is at the heart of a national debate that rages primarily during election years. There are many different opinions about what it means to have the “right to bear arms.” Does this mean unfettered access... ? The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United s says that citizens have the right to...
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American Politics
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...bear arms. A cause that has caused a nationwide controversy with the rising rate of gun related deaths over the past years... . The political action committee uses the website to provide those interested with information about the organization and offer them an opportunity to participate in protecting their constitutionally protected 2nd amendment rights. The organization also explains how writing to your representatives during critical moments of gun control legislation could actually become the trigger that prevents a law banning the right to bear arms from being passed. It is because of their mission objective and my belief in the right to...
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Does the Second Admendment need alteration
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...bear arms clearly stating, “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” (Carlson 2). What was the initial intent of America’s founding fathers when they enacted this law? The constitution and the Bill of Rights are documents that have served the US for more than 200 years... Gun Rights, Does the Second Amendment Need Altering? Security is a major issue for households all across America. The second amendment, a law enacted by our forefathers, seeks to assure families of their security. A more secure nation is, in my opinion, more civilized as a nation. This amendment grants Americans the right to bear...
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Policy analysis
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...bear arms. Owing to many reasons, the 2nd amendment has lost its relevance. Its goes... ?Memo Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United s of America of the 21 February Most effective and most ineffective amendments to the US Constitution Till today, almost 27 amendments enjoy the status of being ratified, since the original Constitution of the United States of America came into force. Of these amendments, some of the amendments were real effective and played a pivotal role in altering the socio-political landscape of America. On the contrary, there were other amendments, which were minimal effective and failed their purpose. In that context, the 1st amendment qualifies to be classified as being the ...
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Gun control Research Paper
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...bear arms. The 2nd amendment provides each citizen of the United States the right to bear arms. However the increase in gun violence in recent years has led many individuals to the belief that in order to curb gun violence there must be stricter regulation in the attribution and possession of firearms. However, others believe that the increase in gun violence is even further proof that possession of a firearm is not only a right, but a necessity to protect the livelihood of families and assets. Both sides are serious in their endeavors and are engaging their local and state... Gun control is one of the most hotly debated topics in America. Each person has their own individual opinion on the right to...
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...bear arms, Negros were prevented from possessing arms. In most cases, Degler finds Handlin treatment of case shallow and not convincing. For instance, Handling suggests that restriction of Negros to bear arms was repealed, and that Negros did not “add up to a decided trend” (Degler 57). The perceived fluctuations of the right of Negros to bear arms as Handlin argues is not conniving to Deglar in that Handlin uses weaker sources that do... Prof: Political Science: Article Analysis Degler (1959) in his article, Slavery and the Genesis of American Race Prejudice emphasizes the point that the white man’s prejudice against the Negros did not have its beginning during slavery, but was already carved out in a ...
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How should the second amendment be interpreted
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...bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (U.S. Const. amend. II). The wording of this provision in the Second Amendment is not self-evident and being such, it has given much commentaries and interpretation due to relatively few Supreme Court decisions that should have elucidated on this constitutional provision. For example, recent calls to control and even ban gun use as a response to increasing violence and murder in schools... Second Amendment Second Amendment: its coverage and limit The Second Amendment contained in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States declared that “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear...
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Gun control (Self defence low)
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...bear arms ispart of the Constitution of the United States and therefore is considered a national right by those who support the use of guns domestically. One of the central claims for those who believe in the right to bear arms in the United States is that to deny this right would deny them the ability to protect themselves from would be attackers. The debate over the issue of gun control within the United States has been a lengthy controversy. However, this particular claim has not proven to be a successful use of a gun within a home. In addition, the incidents of guns being misused far out distances the number of times a gun... Client Guns and Self Defense: Will a Gun Really Protect You? The right to...
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Gun Control and Second Amendment
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...bear arms shall not be infringed." Of all the issues regarding the US constitution, this preamble has had the most disagreement and probably the least understanding. The greatest disagreements lie with the interpretation of three phrases: a well regulated militia... Introduction The debate on gun control and the Second Amendment has been active for close to half a century now. Lawyers, smen and women and thepublic all agree that of all the issues regarding the United States constitution, the preamble of the Second Amendment has had the most disagreement and probably the least understanding. The National Rifle Association has grown to be the most influential lobby group in the United States today because ...
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Gun control
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...bear arms, shall not be infringed” (“The Constitution”, 2006). Those who are against limited forms of gun control refuse to consider the important word “militia” within this Amendment. “The Second Amendment was intended solely to guard against suppression of state militias by the central government and therefore restricted in scope by that intent; or does not guarantee a right that is absolute, but one that can be limited by reasonable requirements” (Krouse, 2011). Advocates of gun control, by and large, desire the weapon that harms... ? Gun Control The of gun control is contentious and the dispute surrounding it frequently emotional typically centering on conflicting interpretations of the Bill of...
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Natural Law the Prevailing Theory in the United States Today
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...bear arms in protection of ourselves and our property has always been an inherent part of Natural Law and even now in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution it is not clear on that law.“There is considerable confusion about the legal theory underlying the "right to keep and bear arms"”(Constitution Society, 1994) and whenever a legislation of law is made contrary to those Natural Laws there will always be conflict as there has been over... Natural Law The Prevailing Theory by James Webster 6th Nov. The Natural Law theory was put forward by Aristotle back in the 13th century and he said of the theory that”It Starts With Basic Principles, And From These The Right Course of Action In a Particular...
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