The Second Amendment


Few issues incite americans more than the issue of rising crime and
violence. This problem can easily be linked to the availability of guns."The
debate over whether guns are a hallowed tradition and a right guaranteed by the
Second Ammendment of the U.S.constitution or whether they are a fearful danger
contributing to crime and violence." ("gun control") Due to the outbreak of
violence in our society, some people feel that repealing the Second Ammendment
would solve the problem. These people feel that repealing the Second Ammendment
would solve the problem. These people feel that there are two reasons for the
repeal; One is the rising of violence among teenagers, the second reason is
their ...

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this country is why it is such a
good topic to discuss, people should be better informed and make a decision
based on fact and not fiction. Many advocates of the
limitations of guns can quote numerous examples of increasing violence and
homicide crimes. But the area which hits the closest to home is the issue of
violence among the teenagers of our society. The years have changed on how
students deal with their problems "Twenty-five or thirty years ago, when teenage
boys got into a fight... it usually meant a fist fight. In more and more
neighborhoods... it now means a shoot out" ("Gun Control"320). Violence like
that is a major problem on our streets and even in our schools. Almost
everywhere now "youngsters are packing weapons, Some are involved in drugs or
gangs; others carry them for self-defense... One study says at least one in
every three male juveniles is armed"(Muller 2). Now more than ever before an
"increasing number of children under the age of 18 ...

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a state militia was the "right" guarenteed [in the
ammendment] In short, it was declared "neccesary" in order to have a state
military force to protect the security of the state" (Burger 6). The ammendment
issued the right of militia's and for hunters which in that day depended on
their guns for food. Now "Americans have a right to defend their homes, we need
not change that, nor does anyone question that the Constitution protects the
right of hunters to hunt game. "Hunting is a sport for recreation but "machine
guns are not recreational... and surely are in need of regulations as are motor
vehicles" (Burger 7) Now Americans don't fear fear a national army as they once
did anyway. The ...

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