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Friday, July 06, 2018

What Are My Second Amendment Rights, and Are They Limited by State?

You know that your Second Amendment rights are under attack, but are you sure exactly what those rights entail?

Many people have heard the term “Second Amendment Rights” on social media or in the news, and understand that it covers your right to bear arms. However, the details of exactly which rights are guaranteed by this historical amendment are often lost in translation.

Here is why the Second Amendment to the Constitution is an incredibly important one for gun owners and advocates alike.
A Fine Line

Anti-gun lobbyists frame the conversation that the Second Amendment was always meant to be regulated. In fact, it specifically notes that this right cannot be infringed. The Second Amendment is actually quite simple, and reads:

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.

This sounds pretty straightforward, right? However, when you break this down, this statement has already been subject to a fair amount of interpretation throughout the years.

It was only in 2008 that the United States Supreme Court finally affirmed the right of an individual to keep a weapon at home for the purpose of defending themselves. Until this time, that question had been quite suspect at the federal level.

Various states have attempted to interpret the “original intent” of the framers of the Constitution, but the reality is that an apartment in a crime-ridden big city is a radically different environment than what which was faced by the individuals who signed this Amendment into law.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes..

That teacher from E.C.I. S. Olsen is hard core anti 2nd Amendment....

They try to circumvent our Constitution frequently

Anonymous said...

Shall not be infringed period.

Anonymous said...

like we give a rats ass about what some lefty thinks of our God given rights! don't want to own a gun then don't! let me know how that works out for you!

Anonymous said...

250 years ago the phrase "well regulated" meant well supplied. Language undergoes subtle changes over time.

Unknown said...

To me, ANY law, regulation, ban, restriction, etc., is illegal and contradicts the constitution.