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Second Amendment

Submitted to the states on 25 September 1789, last ratified by Va. on 15 December 1791, and officially proclaimed on 30 December 1791, it guaranteed the right of citizens to keep and bear arms to ensure state militias could mobilize a force of men with weapons to counteract federal threats on their rights. No Supreme Court decision has ever definitively interpreted this amendment though recent decisions tend to affirm the "individual" component.