in the revolution to establish an independent country. The framers of the Constitution
understood that these gun-wielding countrymen were essential to the revolution, and
wanted to insure the people would never be defenseless. In recent decades, with the
has come under much fire. Living in a technologically advanced country, United States
citizens no longer have a need for guns in their everyday lives and, therefore, many
Americans have grown up in gun-less homes. The recent rash of violence across the
country has shown that the ideals of modern American society have gone awry. Many are
possession of guns; Americans have had them for over 200 years. Instead, the demise of
The problem lies in the fact that the amendment was created to deal with the
hunting rifles. These new guns however, are no more capable of killing without a man
controlling them; guns have been prevalent for literally hundreds of years without being
With the American public watching such films, and loving them, the influence on
everyday life cannot be ignored.
Statistical facts from other countries show the USA to be much more violent than
most other industrialized countries. Last year, Paris suffered less than 25% of the violence
?Progressive? generations in the American society are in essence regressing; the terms
Generation X and the Me Generation have been coined and convey the selfishness that is
the recent acts of violence, but it illustrates how the country?s ?troubled? youth are
reacting to their surroundings. People are taking a more violent approach to try to solve
problems than ever before, and that is certainly not solving anything.
The recent increase in job related violence can be blamed on the increased stress
and desensitization of the average worker. This new approach to workplace problems is
created to describe workplace shootings. In the early years of our country, and in most
or at worst, throwing a chair. The desensitization of the American worker has caused him
to take a different approach in very recent times, the approach of violence expressed with
the abuse of guns.
The issue of gun control is historically split between the two major political
Republicans have always been for lenient laws. Heavy campaign contributions are made
to both parties in hope to push certain group?s views with The National Rifle Association
leading the way with large contributions to the Republican Party. Regardless of party,
violence is almost becoming routine.
The Second Amendment was intended for the purpose of reminding these
are usually enough incentive for politicians to please the people, they need to know that
the people can revolt, and the Constitution is not the last ruling document that this
country will ever see. The brilliance in the Constitution is that the Framers allowed for
fate of the country in a few months.
Today, the Second Amendment is outdated, and not currently effective. It is,
Framers of the Constitution could never envision what would become of guns or the
violence that would occur in the US, they cannot be blamed. The amendment was never
a problem for the first 200 years of our existence, and that points to a problem in modern
society, not the Constitution. Before something that has been around for centuries is
changed, maybe what has changed in recent decades should be examined.
Modern American society is based on instant gratification and what people absorb
from their surroundings. Unfortunately, these surroundings are not always the best
society surrounds itself with such activities, the influences will be widespread.
In conclusion, the focus of violence and violent behavior is often directed at guns
and the availability of handguns. Instead, the focus should be turned on society and the
changing morals and actions that have caused something that has always been present in
our society, guns, to become a problem in recent times. Although more efficient, guns
today serve the same purpose as always, and in no other time period or any other modern
country has the problem with gun violence that the United States has. Maybe society
should change instead of changing a document that has been steadfast for over 200 years.