The Right to Bear Arms
The second amendment clearly 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.” It definitely says that it is the right of the people to keep and bear arms, therefore doesn’t that make it an individual right. After all would people not feel safer if they are able to carry a handgun on them for self-defense? Just try and picture somebody walking down the sidewalk and having a thug pull a knife or a gun on them without any type of protection. What are they going to do now? Are perhaps picture a family living out in the country, which lives off of the land with no means to hunt for food to survive. That means it would be almost impossible for them to hunt for meat. In both cases if these people exercised their right to bear arms then they are able to have a form of protection and a means to shoot their food with. What should or should not be lawfully according to the second amendment?
If the government can take an 18 year old person and put them in the army, train them, and give them a gun, should they not be able to purchase a gun if they are not in the army. The NRA, or National Rifle Association of America, sure thinks that they should. That’s right this same young person, who is treated as an adult for every other purpose under the law and putting his or her life on the line to protect our freedom, cannot buy a gun. Doesn’t this show how thankful our government is? The government will gladly send this person overseas to risk his or her life for our country, but they will not allow them to own a gun until they are 21 years of age. Now how messed up is that?
Remember the family that lives off of the land with no means of shooting their meat. Without the second amendment this family would only have a small chance at survival, and with all of the taxes the government has placed on the food we buy , people are wanting...
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"The Second Amendment." About.com Civil Liberties. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2012. <http://civilliberty.about.com/od/guncontrol/p/2nd_amendment.htm>.
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