October 08, 2009

The Second Amendment.

"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."

At first glance this amendment may seem like one that would create little to no controversy. Most American's do agree that a well regulated militia is in fact necessary to the security of our country. However, few issues in America truly generate as much debate as the right to keep and bear arms. There are extremes on both sides as well as those who linger somewhere in the middle of this heated debate. Some, such as the members of the NRA, believe that it is every American's right to own just about any small arm that can be manufactured. There are also those on the other side of the debate who believe that no American should have the right to own a gun-- they believe that guns are dangerous and will inevitably kill. In my opinion, people should have the right to own some form of gun if they feel necessary and go through the necessary legal proceedings to obtain one. However, I don't completely agree with the NRA...what average person really needs to carry around a large caliber gun?

This is a video by Penn & Teller-- this video most depicts my opinion on the right to bear arms issue. It's extremely short and I believe that it speaks for itself.

This is a video that is very much on the opposite side of the spectrum from the Penn & Teller video. This is an interview with Ted Nugent who is very passionate about the general public having the right to bear arms.