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Gun Regulation in America

Gun Regulation in America

A gun, defined as a weapon consisting of a metal tube from which a projectile is discharged by the force of an explosive, was the object used by thousands of men as they fought from the freedom of the United States. The gun is the object in which 62% of murders are committed , but the gun is also the most effective form of self-defense . Guns have played a very important role in America’s government, and our country has arrived to its current stage with the use of guns. Several organizations such as the NRA promote gun control, and likewise there are several groups opposing the use firearms such as Hand Gun Control Incorporated. However, before one can argue gun control they must be familiar with the Second Amendment, the article allowing the people of the United States to bear arms.

The English Bill of Rights states: “That the subjects which are Protestants, may have arms for their defense suitable to their conditions, and as allowed by law.” This statement is what initially gave Americans the idea of creating the Second Amendment to be what it currently is.” “On June 8, 1789, James Madison proposed the amendment:

The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; a well armed and well regulated militia being the best security of a free country: but no person religiously scrupulous of beating arms shall be compelled to render military service in person.

Madison’s proposition and the English Bill of Rights were the basis on which the Second Amendment was formed. Although, the Boston Massacre was “the fuse that lit the powder keg of debate over the right of the people to be armed.” Madison’s amendment was modified through a select committee, the House of Representatives, and the Senate before it stated: “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.” The Second Amendment clearly states that the people of the United States have the right to have guns, but many people continue to debate the issue of guns in our modern society. The constitution was constructed over two centuries ago, and the founding fathers of the United States surely did not expect America to become...

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