The Right to Bear Arms Analytical Essay by cee-cee

The Right to Bear Arms
An examination of the controversy surrounding the declaration of the right to bear arms by the Second Amendment of the US Constituion.
# 114990 | 2,568 words | 8 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 01, 2009 in Political Science (U.S.) , Law (Constitution) , Hot Topics (Gun Control)

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This paper analyzes the historical background of the Second Amendment of the US Constitution in order to uncover the true intention of its framers. The paper then presents the commonly advanced arguments by opponents and supporters of gun control laws.

Historical Background of the Framing of the Second Amendment
Arguments in Favor of the Second Amendment and the Right to Bear Arms
Arguments for Gun Control and a Restrictive Application of 2nd Amendment

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Altman, A. (2008). "Gun Control Laws in the Cross Hairs." Time Magazine. March 19, 2008. Retrieved on March 21, 2008 from,8599,1723821,00.html
  • Browne, N.A. "The Myth of Nazi Gun Control." 7/21/2001. Retrieved on March 21, 2008 from
  • Cramer, C. E. (1994). For the Defense of Themselves and the State: The Original Intent and Judicial Interpretation of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
  • Fezell, H.J. (2007). "Your Fundamental Right to Self-defense." Second Retrieved on March 21, 2008 from
  • Sanford Levinson. (1989). "The Embarrassing Second Amendment" Yale Law Journal: 637-659

Cite this Analytical Essay:

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"The Right to Bear Arms" 01 July 2009. Web. 06 February. 2023. <>