MIAMI BEACH – Certainly, guns and the right to bear arms will always be a topic of heated debate. With everything that has been said and opinions abound, it is interesting to simply read the Constitutional amendment from which any debate must begin.
The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791 along with the rest of the Bill of Rights. It was ratified by the Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson. It provides that:
“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.”