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The Second Amendment: Our Right, Our Duty, Our Freedom!
It’s a quiet, cozy afternoon, and tonight the entire family is at parent teacher conferences. Everything is going well until a man wielding a pistol bursts into the room and brandishes his weapon at you and your family. You are not an armed citizen, and he is a gunman at large. Along his run from the supermarket, there are many lifeless corpses in his wake. At this moment, you realize your responsible choice to turn your concealed carry into the government may have been premature. The government is suppressing our right and duty to carry weapons in an attempt to prevent these situations. However without denting our homeland-based enemy’s ease of access to these weapons, leaving the average law abiding citizen without defense, the government is therefore inviting more and more preventable deaths of innocent people each day.

The biggest argument against – and for – gun control, is the interpretation of the infamous 2nd amendment to the Constitution of the States. It 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. This Amendment can be split into two parts, a prefatory clause and an operative clause. The prefatory clause is the reason why the second amendment is in use. The operative clause, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” is the important part. It is the statement that the people of the United States must be aware of: We, as individuals, have a right to own and carry firearms, and the government does not have the ability to infringe, or fail to observe the terms and regulations of this agreement.

The real divider between gun control advocates and proponents comes down to the interpretation of a single word: People. How many persons does it take to make people? While It is logical to assume that the forefathers would have been universally consistent while using...
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