The Second Amendment is unnecessary and should be repealedAgree or Disagree with this statement.

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wannam eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In this country, I don't think the second amendment is unnecessary.  Granted, there are a lot of people that I don't feel comfortable owning a gun.  There are certainly people who own guns that shouldn't or don't need to.  However, there are still plenty of places in this country where guns are necessary.  Many areas still have the need for people to protect their land and their domestic or farm animals from dangerous wild animals.  If I lived in an area that had a problem with bears or wolves, I would certainly want the right to own a gun.  Unfortunately, we have taken this right to the extreme.  A person should have the right to own a weapon to protect themselves but there must be a way to prevent people from turning these weapons on each other.  Often, this means restrictions on the type of weapons, gun ownership, and ammunition. 

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I don't think I agree.  I do think that the part about a well-regulated militia is completely out of date and irrelevant.  However, I do think that there should be some right to own a weapon.  With the number of weapons out there in our country, it is inconceivable that we could ever take them away from everyone who has one for illegitimate purposes.  So as long as there are plenty of people who might have guns for bad purposes, it is hard to take away the right of other people to own guns to defend themselves.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Yes, I agree. I do not think we need to arm everyone. Yes, we would need access to guns in order to have a militia. Do we really need a militia? Why do we need a militia? There are plenty of guns to go around, largely because they are so easy to get in this country. We are killing one another, just to have the right to bear arms.

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