2nd Amendment

By: Romana Marques

Second Amendment in the Constitution:

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

Second Amendment in my own words:

It is necessary, for the security of the state, for the people to keep and bear arms.

Historical Background:

Gun ownership has been apart of United States culture since Great Britain sent settlers to North America in the early 1600s. So, continuing this right, the amended it into the US Constitution.

Supreme Court Case: United States vs. Miller (1939)

They went to court to discuss the government's ability to regulate firearms. The defendants challenged the National Firearms act in this court too.


the court decided to uphold the constitutionality of the National Firearms act of 1934. With regard to the second amendment, the court ruled that the amendment be applied only of the federal government.

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