The 2nd Amendment is not being interpreted the right way in this century. Today, guns are romanticized and made out to be an “American god given right”. It isn’t for the protection of this country, or to prevent our government from controlling us.
Ari Melber’s special report reveals why the second amendment does not apply to AR-15s or any assault style weapons -- and it never has. Melber exaggerates that there is no right to a gun used in the military. Military guns are used in the military to make sure that all of the men there have their back watched. An AR-15 isn't something you hunt, or shoot targets, with for fun. It is a military grade gun, along with all of the other military grade guns available to an 18 y/o or older in this millenia.
The 2nd amendment states the 'right to bear arms', therefore any gun control measures are unconstitutional. In the US, there are many ways the 2nd Amendment is defined by its citizens. The Founding Fathers wrote this right as a means to let 'a well regulated militia' bear arms. Today, there are Americans who think the 2nd Amendment gives them the right to carry every gun in existence without consent. Guns arent toys, or something you put on for show.
“If every private citizen had the right to carry a musket, a thousand people would've shot Patrick Henry by now, am I right?” In a series of satirical letters sent between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Madison asks what Jefferson meant by the "well regulated militia", trying to determine the actual meaning. When that amendment was written, language and writing style was different. There is speculation that this is causing a mis-communication in America with how to define and use this Amendment.
Its words have fueled centuries of debate – and not until 2008 did the supreme court clearly back an individual’s right to keep a weapon at home for self-defense. The supreme court takes a throw at defining the second amendment, saying it meant something different then when it was written, than now.