The Second Amendment

The Right to Bear Arms

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.
The right emphasized in the Second Amendment is the right for citizens to own guns. The greatest debate is whether or not private citizens have the right to own guns according to this Amendment. The Amendment states that people have the right to own guns for the purpose of maintaining a militia. The US currently has a national militia, the National Guard. Please navigate to this site, http://ratify.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/details_explanation.php?link=126&const=09_amd_02 and click on the phrase, "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Read the small section on this debate then answer the following question.

Question

 1. Should people be permitted to own guns in their home? Explain your reasons to the best of your ability.

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