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Instructions and Help about Why Form 8815 Amended

A topic of much debate in the 21st century United States is the Second Amendment. Many people have questions about what it means and what the people who wrote it intended it to be. Does it still apply today? Sit tight, because over the next few minutes, I hope to answer any questions you may have about the Second Amendment. Let's start with the actual words of the Second 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." The structure of that sentence may be a little foreign to us in the 21st century, as we no longer speak in such a manner. There's talk about a militia and the state's bearing of arms. Opponents of an individual's right to bear arms will automatically focus on the words "well-regulated militia," usually without any context, or the words' 18th-century meaning. In order to understand the context, you have to transport yourself back to the minds of the framers in 1788 and comprehend their language. First, you have to understand that they had just fought a war with the tyrannical British government for independence. This war lasted for five years and was fought with firearms. It was ignited when the British attempted to seize the colonies' guns. With the war fresh in their minds, the people of America realized the need to unite together to form a union. However, they were cautious because a union can lead to the same tyranny they had just fought against. So, the framers explicitly set forth in the founding documents a way to limit the power of the government and give it to the people. Now, let's address the question: Who is regulating the militia? Why would the framers call for the regulation...