This article discusses what is perhaps the greatest source of contention in the entire debate: the Second Amendment’s wording. Check with your professor to see which edition he or she prefers.
The author quotes former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who advocates changing the Second Amendment’s confusing language to clarify that it only applies to those serving in a militia. “Gun Control and the Constitution: Should We Amend the Second Amendment? The 8th edition of MLA also suggests that you include the URL in each entry.
Gun control is a hot button issue, especially in the wake of so many recent, tragic mass shootings.
It is also a polarizing issue, which means that it tends to divide people.
In the case of the gun control issue, you could plausibly—and defensibly—take either side: strict regulation up to and including an outright ban on firearms or complete legalization of individual gun ownership.
With this in mind, I’ve sourced 12 gun control articles from online publications that illustrate both sides of the debate, plus two articles that can help you understand the background of the issue.
Here, the author explains his opinion by framing it in his own experiences.
He states that he lost his job when he published a column arguing that it’s possible to regulate guns without infringing on individuals’ rights.
He then does a U-turn and complains about the slippery-slope nature of bans on one kind of weapon, such as assault weapons or sniper rifles, leading slowly but surely to total prohibition.
Hardy fears that the gun control lobby is on a crusade to wipe out individual gun ownership altogether.