The 2nd Amendment
by: Gunnar Krogh
- When was the Second Amendment ratified? The Second Amendment was ratified on December 15th, 1791.
- What was the purpose of having it? The purpose of having it protects the right of individuals and allows people to keep and bear arms.
- What was an event that lead up to the Second Amendment? One of the events leading up to the Second Amendment was Independence being declared. The states began adopting bills of rights, several of which recognized “the right of the people” to have arms for various purposes.
- What changes happened after it was passed? After the second amendment passed it was good because now people can go hunting and shooting targets can be fun too. It was also bad because there could be accidents when people lose their own life.
If there was not a second Amendment, this hunting rifle wouldn't be legal.
The Bill of Rights in 1689 influenced the second amendment.
Sir William Blackstone, writer of the Commentaries on the Laws of England, described this right as an auxiliary right, supporting the natural right of self-defense.
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that, "the right to bear arms is not granted by the Constitution..."