Should The 2ND Amendment Be Eliminated, Modified or Left Alone? With An Outline!

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Interpreting the intent of the framers of the Constitution is at the heart of the gun control debate. The Second Amendment states: “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.“ Gun rights advocates argue this clearly guarantees the universal right to bear arms. Gun control advocates, however, say it is a conditional right that should be strictly regulated in the interest of public safety.

With that in mind, write an argumentative/persuasion/research essay that answers ONLY ONE of the following:



Your essay will:

  • be 750-1,000 words. Less than the minimum of 750 is an automatic ZERO
  • be spell-checked and grammar-checked
  • utilize PROPER MLA in-text citations
  • utilize a PROPER MLA Works Cited page (note that in MLA, it is not called References or Bibliography
  • have at least FOUR sources from the OVIATT Library or the library's search engines. NO GOOGLE. NO WIKIPEDIA.

Tutor Answer

School: University of Maryland


Surname 1
The Second Amendment(outline)
A. What is the second amendment of the United States all about and should it really be modified,
and if so how why?
B The second amendment is more concerned with the right of people to own arms.
C. This amendment brought about great limitations on the regulation of firearms and therefore, it
should be modified (Cottrol 836).
D. This essay seeks to illustrate the need for need for modification of the second amendment to
ensure strict control of the right of the people to possess and store arms
It is necessary to modify the second amendment because it’s very dangerous to have people
being in possession of arms and not to regulate how they acquire, store and use them.
A. It is the constitutional right of average citizens to be in possession of handguns for selfprotection while at home (Spitzer 55).
1. It is vital to modify the second amendment so that it can put some regulations on how these
guns are handled at home.
2. In addition the second amendment should be modified in order to bring out some clarity. For
example, the right in the second amendment has not resolved whether or not it includes carrying
arms with the aim of personal protection.
B. This amendment has allowed criminals to gain access to weapons through theft (McClurg 1).

Surname 2
1. The Congress and majority of state legislators have seriously failed in ensuring that measures
on security of firearms are implemented and also in passing laws which will help in reducing
theft of guns.
2. Individuals have the right to bear and keep firearms which is recognized by even the Supreme
Court as well as lower state and federal courts (Cottrol 838).
C. It is necessary to allow people to have guns without restrictions as it is important for them to
have self-defense
D. It’s harmful to force people to rely only on protection by the state (Cottrol 848). Thus, there is
no need to modify the second amendment to restrict the rights of people to possess guns.
It is vital to modify the second amendment such that it holds some certain people liable for their
acts as far as arms are concerned.
A. For instance, the second amendment provides for the right to negligence in many ways
concerning distribution, making, and possession of firearms (McClurg 1).
1. Manufactures of arms can be held liable through modification of the second ...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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