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The second amendment states that our rights to a militia and to bear arms are both infrangible With such a short document governing our gun and militia rights you would not expect there to be much controversy or debating over the true intensions and meanings our forefathers had Since 1791 when the second amendment was adopted people all over the country have developed different opinions on exactly what it is discussing This has formed two opposing views when looking at current gun control and how it should be implementedCitizens and politicians alikeargue tirelessly over each point of disagreement The NRA National Rifle Association is named the defender of the second amendment by some and thought to be playing both sides of gun control in an effort to help themselves by others Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion but when it affects the entire nations safety the right choice must be made In present day America there is absolutely no need for a regular citizen topurchase or own automatic weapons assault rifles or large-magazine guns but alternatively a regulated specific and safer version of guns should be implemented in an attempt to decrease the chance of mass murder and provide safety in homes that need itBarack Obama is currently trying to pass legislation that would focus on four things closing background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines making changes to school security and atmosphere controllable by each district and increasing access to mental health services None of these things infringe our rights that the second amendment so clearly states but instead illuminate the middle ground between the gun control that a safe country demands and the basic right to protect ourselves as citizens of the United States There are only two reasonable arguments against this particular instance of gun control Some people that oppose gun control are worried that taking away the right
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