Second Amendment (Bill of Right) – Right to Bear Arms

1. Summary of the major requirements:• Length: 8-10 pages (2000-2500) words plus a Works Cited page. Don\’t forget to include your in-text citations!• Use of at least 8 sources with appropriate MLA documentation• Font: 12 point, Times New Roman or another standard font no italics except for writing a book title• Format: Paper should meet all academic expectations for grammar, sentence structure and style.• You must use page numbers.• You should develop a clear, useful titleTopic: One of the Bill of Rights [2nd Amendment – the right to bear arms] Issue: Write an issue question? [Do efforts to strengthen gun control laws violate the second amendment right to bear arms] What is the problem? [the need to reduce gun violence while still respecting and maintaining the right to bear arms] Why do we need to have this right?Get passionate, angry, illustrate why, give examples, predict dire consequences if that right is taken away, use your resources. (Ok people deliberately use logical fallacies when they argue) you have to capture your audience\’s attention.Length: 8-10 pagesRequirements: 8 resources used in the text. Generally direct quotations of a sentence (not three or four words in \” \” ), not long paraphrases.Potential sources to start with:Mackin, Patrick. “Take Aim at Guns.” Practical Argument. 2nd ed. Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell. Boston: Bedford 2014. 68. Print.McGoey, Chris. \”Banning Guns Is Not Enough to Stop Campus Violence.\” Gun Violence. Ed.Stefan Kiesbye. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Contemporary Issues Companion. Rpt. from \”Campus Security: Gun Violence at School.\” 2007.Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 27 Feb. 2014.Content: an argument exploring an issue related to one of the Bill of Rights or a sub-topic in the Bill.The paper may include: historical background, definitions, challenges, problems past or present. Would you advocate that the Bill be rescinded, modified, updated? Are supporting laws needed to clarify the Bill?Your paper should show that you clearly understand the bill and must use supporting material to develop your argument.This paper should develop your argument which will defend, critique, suggest modification of the \”Right\” you have explored. Your paper should clearly identify an issue, controversy or problem that needs to be resolved. It should have a clear claim and well developed reasons. It should use at least 4 appropriately cited quotes, at least 4 appropriately cited paraphrases,and a Works Cited page in MLA format. Every paragraph must have a topic sentence written in your own words, and no paragraph may be entirely a quotation or paraphrase. Your presence must remain throughout. This often means you state an idea and then a quotation that supports it.