Monday, September 6, 2010

Family Guy 2nd 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."
- 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution

Personally, I find this amendment to be the most controversial amendment in the Constitution. Some call this an 'absolute individual right' while others argue that the amendment does not create this absolute individual right for American citizens. States are given their own discretion to to regulate gun ownership under the conditions that they choose. I feel as though the right to bear arms is a good and bad thing depending on the circumstances, but overall I trust this amendment because I know the processes that individuals must go through in order to bear arms. This includes background checks, taking a Basic Personal Protection Course, registration of your gun, and other licensing procedures. I have posted a video from Family Guy below, Family Guy is an animated television show that follows a very dynamic family, to say the least. In the clip, there is a flashback to the forefathers of the United States writing the Constitution then they explain what the 2nd Amendment is. They say that all Americans will be able to hang bear arms within their homes. It is a humorous way to think about the 2nd Amendment and takes away the tension from the Amendment.

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