Talk:Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

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2nd Amendment[edit]

This article is not correct. I have looked on many law sites to only to find that many things cited on here are incorrect. Please correct. The right to bear arms as an individual is not what the second amendment is all about. It is for protecting ourselves through the proper channels, like Coast Guard, etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.64.21.50 (talk) 16:47, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Not according to DC v. Heller which says that it does guarantee the right to bear arms to an individual. This isn't a place to advocate for your own interpretation of the 2nd amendment. We have to follow what the courts have said. - SantiLak (talk) 01:03, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Not according to the people who authored it, either. It was definitely an individual right. There is absolutely no question whatsoever about that. Madison himself (the author of the 2nd Amendment) even stated that it was a way for the people to prevent tyranny by the federal government.Vbscript2 (talk) 14:33, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Text section issues[edit]

In the "text" section, it reads:

"One version was passed by the Congress,[24][25][26][27][28]"

This is a sentence, but ends with a comma (then follows a new paragraph with a capital letter) and the "references" are all over the map.

Is this a copy/paste fragment error? Because it makes no sense that I can understand. Huw Powell (talk) 02:35, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

That errant comma has been replaced with a period. Thanks for pointing out the error. As for the references, what do you believe specifically is wrong with them? SMP0328. (talk) 02:58, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Plagiarism in 'Ratification Debates'[edit]

A significant portion of this article's text in the 'Ratification Debates' section appears to be directly lifted from a 1999 court ruling. While it's a good source, the body of the text does not make it clear that the text from "A foundation of American political thought..." down to the end of the 'Ratification Debates' section is a verbatim quote of the ruling in USA v. Emerson, 1999. - Vbscript2 (talk) 14:39, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 March 2015[edit]

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the Human Right Self Defense Human Right Self Defense This right protects our right to defend us from murders and rapists. It's a basic human right. It's based on [Law.] Ai6pg (talk) 06:03, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Request not in "please change X to Y" format. -- haminoon (talk) 08:09, 28 March 2015 (UTC)