amendment 2

b. the right to bear arms.

c. quoted from 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."

d. my opinion

  • i believe that the right to bear arms is a useful amendment. although, people then, used it differently then they do today. for instance, back then, people would use guns if they were being hurt, today guns are used for murders, suicide, etc.
  • i think that "the right to bear arms means that if your being harmed, you can use the gun to protect yourself.

e. historical significance

The Second Amendment states that in order to maintain a free state, the people must retain the right to keep and bear arms. The presence of armed citizens is what keeps the government "honest". No government would be foolish enough to impose a dictatorship on people who have the ability to resist.



The supreme court has ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess and carry firearms.

Another words, the government must protect the right of an individual to own firearms.

why was this amendment created? (part of "historical significance")

i believe the second amendment was created because of people being harmed and not having the right to protect themselves, or own a gun to do so.