Do you think the 2nd Amendment was meant to allow carrying loaded firearms anywhere you wish?
Two students of Plymouth State University in Plymouth NH plan to carry firearms to class to challenge the school policy against firearms on campus. They claim the school’s policy violates their 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
Here is the exact wording of the 2nd Amendment, “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.” Wikipedia has a solid article on the Amendment, its early drafts and how it was modified before ratification, as well as the thought process that went behind it.
What do you think the framers meant by “A well ordered militia being necessary…”? Did they really mean that the people needed to be able to carry loaded firearms anywhere and everywhere. What about visiting the White House or attending a speech of a controversial politician who has faced death threats? Should concealed or open carry be allowed there? How do you feel about concealed carry on a college campus. How about high school or grade school? How about in bars? Just what does “well ordered militia” entail?