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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 Amendment It is my belief that the original intent and purpose of the Second Amendment was to preserve and guarantee not grant the pre-existing right of individuals to keep and bear arms The Second Amendment 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 Although there is an emphasizes on the need for a militia membership in any militia let alone a well regulated one is not required to prove this you only need to look at The first nine amendments of the United States Constitution which were clearly meant to preserve individual rights The use of the word people in the Second Amendment indicates an individual right While the Tenth Amendment which reads The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution nor prohibited by it to the States are reserved to the States respectively or to the people With this wording the writers of the constitution have clearly distinguished between the rights states and the people Are we to assume the Founding Fathers were so careless in constructing a legal document like the Constitution that they would use the word people when they meant the state The Second Amendment was meant to accomplish two distinct goals each perceived as crucial to the maintenance of liberty First it was meant to guarantee the individuals right
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