Amendment II

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.

1.Statute of Northampton 2 Edw. 3, c. 3 (1328)
2.Sir John Knight's Case
3.Bill of Rights, sec. 7, 2, 16 Dec. 1689
4.William Blackstone, Commentaries 1:139, 1765
5.Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776, Declaration of Rights, art. 13
6.House of Representatives, Amendments to the Constitution, 17, 20 Aug. 1789
7.St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries 1:App. 300, 1803
8.Bliss v. Commonwealth
9.William Rawle, A View of the Constitution of the United States 125--26 1829 (2d ed.)
10.Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution 3:§§ 1890--91, 1833
11.State v. Mitchell