Melinda is a republican who proposes common sense gun laws. She gives me hope as I wonder how many other republicans want these reasonable restrictions. We must not let the media focus on extremes and controversy divides us further. We must work together to protect our children.
What does the Second Amendment say about gun rights and what it does not say?
The 2nd Amendment was ratified on December 17, 1791, along with the other nine amendments that make up the Bill of Rights. While it is a very short amendment, its exact meaning in terms of what types of weapons are protected and what constitutes a well-regulated militia is still in contention today.
Text of the 2nd Amendment
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.
What it says is a WELL REGULATED militia has the right to keep and bear arms.
It doesn’t say what the age limit should be.
It doesn’t say all guns.
It DOES say WELL REGULATED, meaning, or opening the door to background checks and regulated by the government.
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