The First Amendment : The Ratification Of The Second Amendment

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Weapons have evolved in significant ways since the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791. The ratification of the Bill of Rights included the Second Amendment that claims, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (Spalding 33). Lawyer Les Adams speaks to these changes in The Second Amendment Primer. The Second Amendment Primer is a print source that has information before the Second Amendment ratification, and speaks to what the founding fathers meant originally making the Amendment. It also covers the press that was on the Second Amendment in colonial times. As well as in, court cases in the present day that have used the Second Amendment. That might have a biased on this stance because Les Adams is a part of the Republican Party. The Second Amendment has had many interpretations since the eighteenth century because of the definitions of the words that are being used in the Second Amendment. Although, there are many purists who feel the Second Amendment is perfectly fine the way it is for a variety of reasons, a deeper look into American society and gun-related violence suggests that we need to consider the idea of amending an outdated part of the Constitution. In the Second Amendment, some of the wording walks a thin line. Trying to interpret the meaning and what the Amendment says can be very difficult. People have troubles with the words like “well-regulated

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