The II amendment was ratified on December 15, 1791
A well regulated militia, being necessary of a free state, the right of the people
to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
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The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. It was
adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights.
In 2008 and 2010, the Supreme Court issued two Second Amendment decisions. In
District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), the Court ruled
that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm, unconnected
to service in a militia  and to use that arm for traditionally lawful
purposes, such as self-defense within the home. In dicta, the Court listed many longstanding prohibitions
and restrictions on firearms possession as being consistent with the Second Amendment. In McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 3025 (2010), the
Court ruled that the Second Amendment limits state and local governments to the
same extent that it limits the federal government.