Pros And Cons Of The Second Amendment

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2nd Amendment Legislation There are many pros and cons that arise because of the right given to us by the 2nd amendment. In my opinion, the pros outweigh the cons and that people should be able to carry concealed weapons, as long as they have their concealed handguns license. Specifically, the 2nd amendment 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.” The important thing that should be noted here is that this amendment was clearly meant to be for self-defense, which can be seen from the statement “being necessary to the security of a free state.” This is the basis for the creation of the amendment and perhaps the most important proponent for the amendment. The most common argument against being able to carry concealed weapons is the number of tragic events, such as deaths and serious injuries, that have occurred on college campuses, and other places, that involved an unstable person that had possession of a gun. Many argue…show more content…
Criminals would still find ways to obtain weapons and now the people they are trying to rob would be even more helpless, as they can no longer legally carry weapons. Secondly, yes, it should not be so easy for unstable people to obtain weapons. However, I think that that would be better fixed by making obtaining licenses for concealed weapons more stringent, not necessarily by banning students from carrying weapons on campus. For example, currently, 42 states have “shall-issue” laws where the police do not have any discretion whatsoever when it comes to issuing concealed weapons permits as long as individuals meet minimum requirements. To make it worse, these minimum restrictions include only basic things such as being a minimum age, having no prior felony convictions, and no recent admissions to a mental
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