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gun control vs the second amendment

The 2nd Amendment

With the topic of gun control comes a widely split crowd. There are those that believe that gun control in necessary for decreasing crime and making a nation a safer place to live. And on the other end of the spectrum, they are those that speak of how anti-gun control is what would make our nation a safer place to live. After all, “Would a person be as likely to break into another families home knowing that the family has means of personal protection?” (Warren 308). “Most everyone will agree that felons, addicts, morons, juveniles, alcoholics, the mentally incompetent, and others in whose hands even an ice pick or a baseball bat becomes a deadly weapon, should be denied a gun.” (Selib 202) However, what about those individuals that are law abiding citizens? Does the Government have the right to make something illegal, such as the right to bear arms, after allowing the citizens to poses personal protection after all these years? They cannot, it would be infringing upon the right that our four fathers gave to this nation, making us the free country that we are today.
Beyond people’s individual beliefs on whether gun control should be enforced or not, is a constitution that gives each person the right to bear arms, and a Bill of Rights to re-enforce that those rights belong to the individual. The second amendment reads, “ The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state.” (Berkin, Miller, Cherny, Gormly A-19) Contrary to how one may feel on the issue of gun control, the second amendment allow each of us to choose if owning a firearm is right for them. Many people argue that the meaning of the second amendment has been manipulated and that “well regulated” stood to mean “controlled” or “governed by rule.” In a since, believing that militar...

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