second admendment

Alonso Garcia

second amendment description

  • 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.

historical background of the 2nd amendment

  • the historical background of the amendment is that when during the French and Indian war that great Britain sent its own soldiers to fight alongside colonial militias. this is included in the constitution because it provides defense for decades.

amendment in my own words

  • to protect the country, citizens sometimes must serve as soldiers, citizens also have a right to protect themselves, the government can't stop people from owning guns.

supreme court case

  • this court case is on Burton v. Sills (1968). they went to court for a new jersey gun control statute. the decision in the case was consistent with lower federal court and state court opinions that continually interpreted the second amendment right to bear arms as " framed in contemplation not of individual rights but of the maintenance of the united states' active, organized militias".
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