The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights. It states, “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.” This was influenced by the English Bill of Rights of 1689. The right to have arms in English history is believed to have been regarded as a long-established natural right in English law, auxiliary to the natural and legally defensible rights to life. Well after reading the Second Amendment, it’s not hard to figure out the law and intent of the Amendment.
After the terrible shooting in Arizona, the anti-Second Amendment people are looking at ways to attack the Amendment.
After spending more than 28 years in Law Enforcement, I cannot see any reason to take gun RIGHTS away from law-abiding citizens. Most people do not mind the background checks and certain other scrutinises to buy a weapon. But we see open gun carry, types of weapons you can carry, and more being taken from U.S. citizens everyday.
The killing in Arizona would not have been stopped by taking guns away from citizens. We must separate this terrible crime, from those regular folks who want to carry a weapon for protection. I have never worked a criminal case on a person who had a concealed weapons permit. The persons who commits the crimes with a weapon will go to jail and the charge is normally enhanced due to a weapon.
I truly believe if more people had guns, there would be less crime. In states that have concealed weapons laws that liberally allow people to carry a firearm, have less crime per the FBI stats. I want to see the government step up to the plate and stop violating this RIGHT.
In closing; the Supreme Court ruled in June 2010 that cities and states must abide by the 2nd Amendment, strengthening the rights of gun owners and opening courthouse doors nationwide for gun rights advocates to argue that restrictions on firearms are unconstitutional. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said the right to have a handgun for self-defense is “fundamental from an American perspective [and] applies equally to the federal government and the states.”
God Bless America