The 2nd Amendment

Raven Stevenson, 1st, Dec.10,2014

The Bill of Rights

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.


The Columbia v. Heller was a argument about gun protection and people carrying around guns. Some people believe guns are so dangerous that should be banned. Others believe that they are the best protection against criminals. In June 2008, the U.S. Supreme court stepped in to help the problem. The Supreme Court ruled that guns was for self-defense. But not just keep a gun inside your home. The justices made a hard decision. It was the most important ruling on gun rights since the 2nd Amendment was adopted in 1791 as part of our Bill of Rights.

My Bill of Rights Scenario

Sara, an eighteen-year old college student, is arrested for throwing a chair across the classroom and hitting a classmate in the face. When she appears before the judge, she asks for a lawyer to help defend her. The judge tells her if she is smart enough to be in college, she is smart enough to defend herself. Sara explains that she was dong her work until she heard a girl talking about her mom to another girl. Sara says she never liked the girl and hitting her with a chair made her day. The judge was shocked to here a small little girl throw a heavy chair across a room and hitting her target. But besides that, she is not being charged with anything, so the stakes are not very high.

My Sites

Leavitt, Amie Jane. Bill of Rights in Translation : What It Really Means. Mankato: Capstone, 2009. Ebook

Gerber, Larry. Second Amendment : The Right to Bear Arms. New York: Rosen Central, 2011. Ebook