Bill of Rights Institute EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS about THE CONSTITUTION updated What Are the Origins and Interpretations of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms?May 22, 2018 19:05:43
The Founders wanted to be sure they preserved the right to keep and bear arms as they established their new sovereign government. Americans asserted a natural right to defend themselves and their property against all threats, including tyranny of any kind, foreign or domestic. The Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights was included to reflect the concerns of many citizens in a number of states. This lesson explores the origins of this amendment.