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The U.S. Constitution, 2nd Edition by Timothy Harper

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CHAPTER7

The Second and Third Amendments: Arms and Armies

In This Chapter

  • The Second Amendment: the right to bear arms
  • The Militia Clause
  • The Right to Arms Clause
  • The gun control debate today
  • The Third Amendment: quartering troops

The Second Amendment, often cited for “the right to bear arms,” is at the heart of the often-bitter national debate over gun control. It is one of the most controversial portions of the Bill of Rights.

The Third Amendment, which guarantees that citizens do not have to feed and shelter soldiers, is one of the least controversial parts of the Bill of Rights.

Second Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms

“A well regulated ...

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