The Second Amendment Jameson Sharp

The Meaning of The Second Amendment

The Second Amendment has recently been explained to show the right of gun ownership to individuals for purposes that include self-defense. The original text of the second amendment is "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." At first it was thought to apply only to the Federal government, but by the fourteenth Amendment, was applied to the states as well.

The History of The Second Amendment

People think that the Second Amendment was added so people can go hunting. However they didn't add the Second Amendment because of people hunting. The Second Amendment was made for people to protect themselves in times of danger from a government that has total power and no restraint. The people wanted their rights to bear arms so they could protect themselves in case the new government became to powerful. After the Revolutionary War it was important for the people to have guns so that they could " Organize local militia, fighting off invasions from foreign powers, self-defense against Indians raids, and to help with law enforcement."

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