The Second Amendment And The Amendment

903 Words Aug 5th, 2015 4 Pages
The truth to the statement that “Texas has a love affair with the 2nd amendment more than any of the other amendments” is circumstantial depending on the interpretation of the 2nd amendment. The second amendment is the most challenged amendment because it is so vaguely worded and not straight forward. It 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.” This somewhat incoherent statement leaves policy makers wondering whether the founding fathers were trying to protect gun ownership rights only for purposes of military duty and collective security or wanted to make guns accessible to all so that they could protect themselves. In order to asses if Texas’ love affair with the second amendment, we must look at the second amendment from both sides of the interpretation.
In the first interpretation, the second amendment is solely in place for the protection of gun ownership for military duty and security. If the second amendment is interpreted only in this sense, then Texas would seem to have an intense love affair with the second amendment. With this interpretation in mind Texas’ support for individual guns ownership and lackadaisical gun control laws, is extreme. In Texas “Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to…
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