Some people believe that the Second Amendment is meant to apply to this militia, not individuals.

Should individuals have the right to own guns? In a recent ruling, the Supreme Court says that Americans in all 50 states have a constitutional right to have a handgun in the home for self-defense. However, the Supreme Court says that cities still have the right to make "reasonable" laws about how guns are bought and sold. San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., have laws that make it illegal for people to carry guns on the street.

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