Sunday, February 17, 2013

SCOTUS Guarantees Right to Bear Arms

The Supreme Court affirmed 5-4 that the amendment does guarantee an individual’s right to keep and bear firearms. In his majority opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia said the Second Amendment, like the first and fourth, recognized a natural right that existed prior to the Constitution. The well-regulated militia consisted of armed men, coming together as a militia, to guard against an all-powerful central government, should one ever arise.

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