Is it time to repeal the second amendment retired supreme court justice john paul stevens wrote an op-ed for the new york times urging just that, and at least one new hampshire democrat thinks it.
Second amendment - bearing arms amendment text | annotations a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to.
The second amendment (amendment ii) to the united states constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted on december 15, 1791 as part of the bill of rights.
Ms diane rehm joining me to talk about the origins and evolution of the second amendment and what its interpretation means for the future of gun policy in the us, jeffrey rosen of the national constitution center and bruce fein of bruce fein and associates joining us from new haven, connecticut, akhil reed amar of yale university and by phone from denver, colorado, david kopel of the cato institute and the university of denver law school. The second amendment of the united states constitution 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 such language has created considerable debate regarding the amendment's intended scope. Spurs coach gregg popovich on guns: it's time to reassess the second amendment spurs coach gregg popovich said even just changing the age limit on guns is a band-aid solution. This was not, however, a return to an “original understanding” of the second amendment, as justice antonin scalia claimed for the majority it’s not that the founding fathers were against the idea of an individual right to bear arms.
Not a second class right: the second amendment today by nelson lund the right to keep and bear arms is a lot like the right to freedom of speech in each case, the constitution expressly protects a liberty that needs to be insulated from the ordinary political process. Spurs coach gregg popovich on guns: it's time to reassess the second amendment does it serve its purpose the way it was supposed to do in the beginning that discussion should be had.
After these tragic events, the debate regarding the interpretation of the second amendment has again come into the national spotlight with impending elections in november, local, state, and national government officials and organizations have contributed to the dialogue.
A discussion of the constitutional topic of the second amendment recent developments in 2007, the united states court of appeals for the district of columbia circuit ruled in the case of parker v district of columbiain the case, the court ruled that dc laws that essentially prohibit the private ownership of handguns within the district, were unconstitutional.