The Second Amendment
Once America was formed, settlers brought over their guns to protect their lives and property. Without a gun in those days, you did not stand a chance. So owning a gun was a necessity for life; you used it to hunt for your food, defend your family and home, and many other things. It was over thought to make the second amendment because it was a part of life to have a gun, but they had to make sure this “God given” right would never be infringed. In 1791, the second amendment was formed. As stated in 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” (Winters 35).
Without a well protected union of citizens in a free state, the more likely we are susceptible to being taken under control. History is taught often for the purpose that it will not repeat itself, in some cases. Said by Hitler, one of the worst dictators we have ever seen, “to conquer a country, first you must disarm its citizens”. Adolf Hitler had a lot on his agenda, and stated some of his plans in his book Mein Kampf. This man took over Germany, the country he dictated, by slowly making the citizens weak and powerless, yet led them to believe he was helping the country out of the depression it had just seen.
More in depth, Hitler said “For the first time in history a civilized nation will have full gun control, our police will be more efficient, our streets will be safer, and the world will follow our lead into the future” (Mcleod 1). By this time, he took to his plans to rid of the jews and take full control of Germany, the people had no say or opinion in practically anything. The thought of “no guns” sounds appealing to most people because they think of no gun violence, but that’s just not the case. Once you are stripped of your firearm or anything, you are defenseless against anything else bad out there, because there is absolutely more killing machines out...