"Most Americans Agree on Second Amendment"
Most adults in the United States believe the Second Amendment is intended to give individual Americans the right to keep and bear arms for their own defence, according to a poll by Opinion Research Corporation released by CNN. 77 per cent of respondents agree with this assessment.
Conversely, 21 per cent of respondents feel the Second Amendment was only intended to preserve the existence of citizen-militias.
The U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment guarantees Americans the right "to keep and bear arms." Some American states have enacted their own gun control regulations, independent of existing federal legislation.
In June 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled—in a 5-4 decision—that "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" is not limited to state militias and protects "the inherent right of self-defence."
On May 26, U.S. president Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor has served as a judge at the District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. . . .