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Legal Update: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Second Amendment Case

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, "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."

Legal Update: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Second Amendment Case

Tom Fudge: "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."

That's the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution . And it's been a subject of much debate among crime fighters and the pro-gun lobby. The debate stems from the language you just heard. Does the amendment guarantee the rights of individuals to bear arms or only the rights of a state to maintain a militia?

Most courts have concluded that there is no individual right to bear arms. But recently, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that found otherwise. How might the court of conservative Justices Roberts, Alito, Scalia and Thomas come down on the right to bear arms?

Guests

  • Dan Eaton ,attorney and These Days legal analyst.