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The Debates Over The 2nd Amendment: Should We Keep Guns

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Should we keep guns? I think we should keep guns for protection. If we didn’t have guns, how would we protect ourselves if someone broke into your house, they would have a weapon and what would you have? Nothing. So the point is yes we should keep them because if we didn’t have them we are an easy target for others. Taking guns away is not gonna stop people from committing suicide not everyone uses a gun. You should always be armed because you never know what can happen. A knife wouldn’t help you because you have to get close to them and you don’t know what they are capable of.

We need guns. There are so many stalkers and abusers that come for women and men. Plus having gun control laws will not stop criminals from breaking the laws. In this quote it states “The Second Amendment of the US Constitution reads, ‘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.’ What this is basically saying is that it’s a free state and people have the right and that’s taking the 2nd amendment away from us.

While many of the so called experts claim that gun violence is at an all-time high the fact of the matter is the opposite, Since the 1990s gun violence has dropped and as a matter of fact . Between 1993 and 2000, the gun homicide rate dropped by nearly half, from 7.0 homicides to 3.8 homicides per 100,000 people. Since then, the gun homicide rate has remained relatively flat. From 2009 to 2014, the most recent year data are available, the number of gun homicides has hovered around 11,000 and 12,000 per year.

By contrast, a significantly higher – and growing – number of gun deaths were by suicide than by homicide, and this has been true throughout the past two decades. Take Chicago for instance, they have the strictest gun laws in the country yet they have the highest gun violence of any other city in America and you may ask why and the answer is simple, when you make laws that restrict law abiding citizens from owning a gun to protect themselves and their families you put guns in only the criminals hands because law abiding citizens follow laws not criminals which is why we have guns in the first place, to protect ourselves from criminals

On the issue of the second amendment debate there really is no debate, the constitution is pretty clear. Legally, the debates often come down to the Second Amendment, whose 18th century context and language have been endlessly parsed and debated: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bare arms shall not be infringed.” Gun rights advocates say that means an individual right to gun possession, while gun control advocates say it means the people’s collective right, through a militia, However the fact is the second amendment never had anything to do with hunting because back when the constitution was formed if you did not hunt you did not eat and as far as a militia is concerned we the people are the true militia not the national guard. The national guard answers to the state governor there for they could not be a militia by the people for the people.

For generations, the Supreme Court avoided directly answering the question, though its decisions were often seen as favoring the collective interpretation. But in 2008, the Supreme Court ruled for the first time, in a 5-to-4 decision, that the Second Amendment protects the individual right to have firearms and that is the proper interpretation of our great second amendment. Article ( gun control explained )


In closing, I would like to say that we may not have a perfect system and I am not sure anyone ever will but taken aim at folks right to bare arms is not the answer. The system we have has worked for us since the inception of our constitution and we will always have the mentally ill amongst us and while we have the rights, we also have the responsibility of those rights. Our country is very unique because we have something no other does, the second amendment and it protects all our other constitutional rights such as the right to freedom of speech. I may not be able to make this argument without my right to freedom of speech and I have that right because of my other right to bare arms.

So in closing without the second amendment we would not have the freedoms we so cherish today and should our government ever get out of control it is our right to bare arms and form a militia of the people by the people to take on that out of control fashion.

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