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HOT TOPIC: Gun Violence in America

Background

  • Gun-related violence is violence committed with the use of a gun.
  • Gun-related violence may or may not be considered criminal.
  • Criminal violence includes homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, and suicide, or attempted suicide, depending on jurisdiction.

In the United States the dilemma is how to reconcile upholding the 2nd amendment of our constitution while at the same time ensuring the safety of our citizens.

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."

~ Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791.

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