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  • Gun Control And The Second Amendment
    712 words
    Second amendment loop hole. When I was born my grandfathers gift to me was a lifetime NRA membership and on my twelfth birthday I received my fathers. 22 caliber rifle, which he had gotten from my grandfather as a young boy. The topic of discussion at most family gatherings normally involves whatever species of animal is in season or gun control. Growing up in this environment has given me an interesting outlook on certain issues, mostly those having to do with gun control and the Second Amendme...
  • Second Amendment To The U.S. Constitution
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    "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms". - James Madison, The Federalist Papers James Madison speaks directly to the issue of why the second amendment is so important in American Society. The ownership of firearms dissuades both criminal and government alike from usurping the rights John Locke referred to as natural rights: "the right to life, liberty, and property". Armed citizenr...
  • True Meaning Of The Second Amendment
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    The Context of The Second Amendment The interpretation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America has been a topic of controversy since its acceptance over two-hundred years ago. This controversy stems from the fact that the amendment was written for reasons for the most part that do not have any relevance today. One side argues the amendment void, and the other takes it out of historical context so it portrays the meaning they want. To understand what the second...
  • Citizens Freedom And The Second Amendment
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    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. -Thomas Jefferson On a cold, miserable day in the North Caucasus, the only one who does not look dismal is Russian General Mikhail Malofeyev. He is dead. His body is flag draped and on open display before a dark stand of pines. He is encircled by his mourning officers clad in hulking, camouflage coats. "Russia Admits Chechnya Losses Growing", says the news headline. Military ...
  • Second Amendment And The Constitutional Rights
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    The second amendment to the constitution is one that seems to be infringed upon more and more as time goes on. This Amendment has turned into a very controversial topic over the past few years. The 2nd amendment of the constitution gives any citizen in the United States the right to own and posses guns. The right to bear arms in the United States has been challenged, and meet with great opposition. The reason that I choose to write on this topic is because of its very controversial nature. This ...
  • Second Amendment Of The Constitution
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    The Unfortunate American Way As the prime minister of Australia decided to abolish guns in his country he stated, "This country has decided not to go down the American path". The amount of absurd violence with handguns in this country is out of control. The United States of America, the world superpower, has more gun related deaths than almost all of the other leading countries combined. The example we are setting is non-existent, for we are showing the weakness of our country by letting this oc...

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