Self Defense Through the 14th Amendment

The recent rise of gun violence in America has caused many to question the constitutionality of individual citizens’ right to own and carry firearms. Individuals who favor gun rights find their constitutional support in the Second Amendment, a constitutionality upheld by the late Justice Scalia in District of Columbia v. Heller. However, individuals who oppose gun rights argue that the Second Amendment only granted the right to form a militia back in the founding era. Justice Stevens discusses the latter argument in his dissenting opinion of District of Columbia v.…

Obama and Nuclear Iran: Promoting Peace or Destruction?

I will begin by discussing the key points of the nuclear deal President Obama has tentatively negotiated with Iran. The following information from The Economist outlines main points concerning what Iran is expected to do. One: reduce their centrifuges (machines that enrich uranium) from 19,000 to 6,000, and of those 6,000, 5,000 will be spinning. These will be first generation centrifuges and more advanced models cannot be used for 10 more years. Two: turn their second enrichment facility that is hidden away in a mountain, Fordow, into a physics research…