The Second Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution and guarantees the right of the People to keep and bear arms. The United States Supreme Court in the landmark Heller (2008) case ruled that this right belongs to individuals.
Read the District of Columbia v. Heller case here.
Further, the United States Supreme Court, in the McDonald (2010) case, ruled that the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution incorporates the Second Amendment and the Bill of Rights, so that State and local governments are limited from infringing on the right of the People to keep and bear arms to the same extent as the Federal Government.
Read the McDonald v. Chicago case here.
Moreover, Article I, Section 11 of the Louisiana Constitution makes the right of its citizens to keep and bear arms in Louisiana a fundamental right, and provides:
"The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms is fundamental and shall not be infringed. Any restriction of this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny. "
Learn more about the Louisiana Constitution here.
Arms encompass more than just guns. Natural law right to defend oneself and family, especially in the home, was legally recognized long before the United States existed. If you feel that your right to keep and bear arms is being infringed by any level of government, trust the Shoultz Law Firm to vigorously defend your Constitutional rights. Call us anytime. We are in Houma - Thibodaux, Louisiana, and more than willing to help!