February 19, 2013
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is only 27 words long, but its meaning has been debated for more than 200 years. It states, "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."
Richard Rosen (pictured below) is a law professor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, who was admitted to practice in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. "It’s unclear exactly what the framers meant here,” Rosen said. “I'm not sure that anyone has a definitive answer. If I received this from a student in a paper I'd certainly strike it out and ask them, ‘What the heck do you mean by this?’"