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America's Pursuit for Happiness

Since the dawn of time men and women have struggled to achieve success and enjoy the wonders of life. Over millennia later, one nation has grown close to attaining this arduous feat: America. In the "land of the free and the home of the brave," people from all sorts of backgrounds are free to make their life a happy one. An American's life consists of hard work and finding one's success in life, a generalized view of how this nation operates. Every citizen is granted the right to be content, rich, and joyful. But throughout the nation hatred, poverty, racism, injustice, and even tyranny still remain the very elements that deter the joys of life. Are all Americans granted equal opportunity to obtain true happiness and success, or is it all a façade imprisoning us in deception?

One document that justifies an Americans privileges, is none other the historical Bill of Rights.

This document lists every right an American citizen has, from the right to speak freely, to the right to a speedy trial. One right that dissuades the harmony in America would be the 2nd Amendment: the right to bear arms. Though all Americans have a right to protect themselves, the Second Amendment gives room for unethical use of its purpose. This allows certain ruthless American citizens to use their right to bear arms against other countrymen. Crime, especially, is a result of this, as homicide and robbery spread throughout the nation. Corruptive use of the 2nd Amendment creates caustic effects on society, creating an environment where joy and success are hard to obtain. Though each state has its own laws and procedures on gun control that try to alleviate this problem, crime and corruption continue to find alternatives that strengthen their resolve. If America...