Presidents on Arms

The right of the People to keep and bear arms

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The Second Amendment, adopted on December 15, 1791, is the part of the Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Recently the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia. The Court also ruled that limits placed on the federal government also apply to State and local governments.

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.

The version above was passed by Congress. The version ratified by the States does not capitalize militia or arms but does capitalize People.

Collected herein is a quote from each president about arms. Do you have a favorite?


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