Rep. Adrian Smith (NE): The fight over the Second Amendment
"...the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Amendment II
Those 14 words, perhaps more than any others in the U.S. Constitution, have inspired discussions, arguments and legal debates for years and years.
Now, legislation introduced in January by Rep. Bobby Rush (D IL) and lingering in the House Judiciary Committee has stirred up emotions on both sides of the gun control issue and once again brought these words into the spotlight.