USA Today is running a poll on the meaning of the Second Amendment, specifically whether it grants an individual right to keep and bear arms. The Supreme Court has clearly stated in D.C. v Heller that that the Second Amendment protects the individual right to keep and bear arms, independent of service in the militia. This ruling was in keeping with the clear intentions of this country’s founders that the pre-existing right to keep and bear arms be protected. This (unscientific) poll reflects this interpretation, showing 96% of those surveyed agree. While unscientific polls such as this have their limitations, news outlets like to reference them, so I would encourage everyone to take the poll.
My thanks to Anders for pointing out this poll.
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