Scope of 2nd Amendment's Questioned written by Matt Appuzo, the Associated Press. Thursday, December 7, 2006; 8:49 PM
There is a trial in the District of Columbia which has the potential to decide the interpretation of the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Consitution, the right to bear arms. Actually, the 2nd Amendment states people have the right to keep and bear arms to maintain a well regulated militia and therein lies the rogue. Does the amendment give the right for individuals to keep and bear arms or does the amendment only apply for a regulated militia to keep and bear arms. Since the Colonial age, there has been no need for a militia; the Arm Services protects the nation. The attorneys from DC want to ban guns in the district; however, pro gun organization claims that the ban violates the Consitution. In years past, the government has tip toe around the topic and avoided the issue; however, that time has past. The U.S. Supreme Court might very well hear this case and, if so, could finally put to rest the question of how to interpret the 2nd Amendment.