I live in Missouri
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution recognizes that â€œ[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.â€ Recently, there has been quite a bit of disagreement about the meaning of this provision and the rights that it recognizes. The United States Supreme Court explored the meaning of the Second Amendment in a few recent cases: District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008); McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010).
One of These Things is Not Like the Others
Many states have provisions that recognize a right to keep and bear arms, yet the text of these provisions often vary greatly from other states and the United States Constitution. Research whether your state has a constitutional provision that recognizes a right to keep and bear arms. Share your process in getting to your stateâ€™s constitution. Be sure to cite directly to your stateâ€™s constitution using the Bluebook format. Compare and contrast your stateâ€™s provision with the text of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and the text of another stateâ€™s provision. In addition to the U.S. Const. amend. II, where else might we find laws impacting your right to bear of arms? Locate additional law from your own state involving the right to bear arms. Share the type of law, what it showcases and how you located it. Remember to bring in theBluebook style citation for the law referenced.