The 27 words of the 2nd Amendment
As the gun debate heats up in Washington, the 27 words of the Second Amendment are really at the heart of this political fight. While all sides admit guns can be regulated, the debate is over what kind of firearms can or should be banned. The Second Amendment is the foundation of gun ownership in America. The amendment reads: "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."