The right of an individual who has completed a two-year military service commitment to keep and maintain firearms appropriate to the common defense shall not be infringed. The Federal government shall establish guidelines by which enfranchised citizens may obtain firearms for purposes of sport and self-defense.
The second amendment has perhaps been the single most contentious piece of the original Bill of Rights, owing to factors as diverse as the evolving (if not defunct) concept of “militia” to basic questions of grammatical construction. The new 11th Amendment, then, works to articulate as clearly as possible what seems to be a rational doctrine for the ownership of firearms in a modern society.
The right to own a gun is retained, and is recontextualized within the new mandatory service requirement and framed by rights and privileges pertaining to the common defense, sport and self-defense.