scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 743
The Second Amendment has raised many debates throughout the founding of America The Amendment states that A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free state the right to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed When the amendment was written it was meant to allow Militias to have guns when being used for the security of a free state Basically the shortened version of this Amendment states the right to keep and bear arms People now look at that and take it literally They believe that anyone can possess a gun at anytime regardless of past records age and other important factors During the founding the gun situation was much different then what it is today Today guns are much more deadly and readily availableIn the recent article Dueling Scholars Join Fray Over a Constitutional Challenge to Gun Control Laws by William Glaberson of the New York Times this debate is touched on many times The article is based on the verdict of a federal judge relieving a Texas doctor of possible gun possession charges and the debate between two professors The judge used Professor Joyce Lee Malcolms book as evidence in deciding the verdict The main point that Professor Malcolm brings about is that the Second Amendment is an individual right because of what is stated in the English Declaration of Rights and that the constitution was based upon that declaration However the views of Professor Malcolm are greatly opposed by Professor Lois G Schwoerer Professor Schwoerer who has studied the English Declaration of Rights in depth says that the declaration gave the right to bear arms but limited it by class and religion therefore not making it an individual right This debate has and will go on until the Amendment is reworded to eliminate any confusion but that may never happen with all the people who have such strong beliefs in this subject Also the right may never
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA