(Picture, minutemen standing their ground with their guns at Lexington Commons against the British Army)
The 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution:
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.
Justice Scalia writing for the majority of the United States Supreme Court on June 26, 2008:
There seems to us no doubt, on the basis of both text
and history, that the Second Amendment conferred an
individual right to keep and bear arms.
The second shot heard round the world!