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Pros and Cons of The Bill of Rights

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jack carter

on 26 April 2014

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Transcript of Pros and Cons of The Bill of Rights

Review of cruel and unusual punishment and Pros and Cons of The Bill of Rights
Jonathan Carter
The Second Amendment
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.

Pros of this amendment
Most believe that having the abilities to own firearms and or weapons, they are better equipped to defend ones self and their families. According to John Lott "gun laws helped reduce "homicides by 8.5%, aggravated assaults by 7%, rapes by 5%, and robberies by 3%". So over all, many people believe freedom of arms is a great thing to have.
Cons of this amendment
The main argument to this is, there would be less killings if we didn't have guns. This is true, it is said that if the people of America were banned of firearms, the crime rate would decrease by about 40% and people would have a better sense of safety.
The Eighth Amendment
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Types of cruel and unusual punishment
Electric Chair
Firing squad
Being ripped apart by four horses
Hands being cut off
Dragged through the streets by a donkey cart
To Be Hanged
The intentional purpose of this sentence is to:
break the neck of the person on the moment of the drop.
if it does not break the prisoners neck, they suffocate.
Many say this is used to set an example as well as most were public.
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