Owning a Gun: A Constitutional Right

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Essay #: 051807
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OWNING A GUN: A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT
In recent decades, the debate over the right to bear arms has become one of the most controversial topics of discussion in America. On the left side of the debate, liberals contend that gun control will reduce illegal use of firearms, violent crime, and gun related deaths. Conservatives, on the other hand, argue that the right to bear arms is a constitutional right that must be defended at all costs. More exactly, proponents of a conservative interpretation of the Second Amendment believe that the right to possess guns is emblematic of the sacredness of freedom itself. Despite common and reasonable concern about the potential dangers of guns, rampant violence and danger in America, combined with...
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.....is why the Second Amendment, in timeless relevance, grants the right of the people to bear arms.  
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