Talk:Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

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Semi-protected edit request on 27 June 2016[edit]

"The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms...." is the first sentence and should be changed to

"The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms in conjunction with the maintenance of a well-regulated state militia...."

This is in keeping with the actual language and history of the amendment rather than reducing it to an ambiguous, sound bite in the first wikipedia sentence. This will further invite people to read more of the entry instead of stopping there and thinking they understand the amendment without further study.

Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution 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."

GrammarPip (talk) 21:14, 27 June 2016 (UTC) GrammarPip (talk) 21:14, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. @GrammarPip: This is a highly controversial topic and I think it should stay how it is. It's already mentioned in the lead paragraph and it's most well known as protecting the right to bear arms. If you insist on changing it, though, please seek consensus on the talk page (maybe through RfC). st170etalk 21:22, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Since this is directly contrary to the Heller ruling, this is a non-starter. Gaijin42 (talk) 21:25, 27 June 2016 (UTC)