What is The Second Amendment?

What is The Second Amendment?

THE SECOND Amendment is one of the most commonly cited Amendments in the United States. It is also one of the most misunderstood. 5 The Second Amendment is controversial What is The Second Amendment? To understand the true meaning of the Second Amendment, we have to first understand what the precise words of the Amendment are. "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," it reads. On one hand, this Amendment has been interpreted as the right to have a military. But on the other — which is the source of much controversy between pro- and anti-gun advocates — this Amendment has been interpreted as the right for every American to own a gun, regardless of circumstances. It is open to interpretationCredit: Getty So which is the right interpretation? What is the history of the Second Amendment? Like the rest of modern American law, the roots of the Second Amendment are in English common law. According to the English Bill of Rights of 1869, citizens have a natural right to self-defense. They also have the right to resist oppression, and the civic duty to act in the protection of the state. However, because this right of self-defense was considered an auxiliary right, it meant that it was only as good of a right as it was exercised in fact. Americans have the right to protect themselvesCredit: Getty So, when the […]

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