United States Constitution, Amendment II
'The Second Amendment'If you think the Second Amendment of the United States is just about militias then you need to consider what the people who established the Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments) felt about gun ownership. The whole point of the Bill of Rights was to establish a list of rights (not privileges) which the government would not be able to take away from individuals. Read just a few quotes from our nation's founding fathers to see what they thought about private gun ownership.
Here is a quote from Samuel Adams, who is considered the primary author the Bill of Rights: "The said constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
The Second Amendment, as passed by the House and Senate, reads:
|“||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.||”|
|“||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.||”|