The Right to Bear Arms Argumentative Essay by supercalifragilistic

The Right to Bear Arms
An argument that the right to own a gun is a protected right under the Constitution.
# 97130 | 3,806 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 23, 2007 in English (Argument) , Hot Topics (Gun Control)

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The paper argues for the right to bear arms and contends that it is possible to preserve this right while minimizing the danger of uncontrolled access to guns. The paper maintains that the government has a duty to see that guns do not fall into the hands of people who would use guns in an irresponsible manner, such as convicted felons, mentally ill people, illegal aliens and people under restraining orders for domestic violence. The paper discusses the history of how people have seen guns in relation to citizenship, the creation of the Second Amendment and recent regulations that have been passed in regard to gun ownership. The paper asserts that the social problems that underlie homicide rates need to be addressed if we want to reduce the incidence of murder.

Guns and Citizenship
Gun Control
The Second Amendment
Homicide, Suicide and Gun Accidents

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cornell, S. & DeDino, N. (2004). A well-regulated right: The early American origins of gun control. Fordham Law Review, 73 (2), 487-528.
  • Henretta, J. A. (2004). Collective responsibilities, private arms, and state regulations: Toward the original understanding. Fordham Law Review, 73 (2), 529-537.
  • Kaminer, W. (2002). Gun shy. American Prospect, 13 (2), 28-29.
  • Lafollette, H. (2001). Controlling guns. Criminal Justice Ethics, 20 (1), 34-39.
  • Ruhl, M., Rizer, A. L. and Wier, M. J. (2003/2004). Gun control: Targeting rationality in a loaded debate. Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, 13 (2), 13-83.

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