Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 2--Right to Bear Arms

Ratified 12/15/1791
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.

Had our forefathers been able to predict the evolution of arms (for example, the invention of powerful weapons, such as AK-47’s and even nuclear technology), would the second amendment be worded differently? If so, how? If not, why might an absolute freedom still be necessary?

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