2nd Amendment

"Right to Bear Arms"

2nd Amendment

A well regulated militia, bieng necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms,shall not be infringed.

Court Case

Lewis v. United States (1980)

in 1961 a Florida state court found George Calvin Lewis guilty of breaking & entering and he served time for it in Prison. In 1977 Lewis was arrested for possessing a firearm. During his trial he claimed he had the right to own a firearm because his felony conviction was flawed.

Scenario

John Richards was fined for carrying a firearm in Chicago (guns are banned there),however he pleaded the second amendment and they let him go but warned him that open carrying his weapon within state will get him a fine.