The Second Amendment

We Can Bear Arms

The Amendment

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.

My Words

For our county and our safety, the citizens and soldiers have the right to bear arms, and that right can not be taken away.

Historical Background

Being able to bear arms has been around since the early 1600's. The colonist were to protect themselves with arms. Even the males were required to keep arms.

The Supreme Court Case

Burton v. Sills (1968)

Court's decision and the Rationale

The decision in the case was consistent with lower federal court and state court opinions that continually interpreted the second amendment. The decision further stated that the second amendment “is not designed to secure personal liberties against intrusion by government."

Cited Sources

"Second Amendment." Constitutional Amendments: From Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning. 2nd ed. Vol. 1. Detroit: UXL, 2008. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.
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