Uncovering Gun Control in America

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  • gun control, gun violence
  • The Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution
  • How Is the Second Amendment Applied Today?
  • A Breakdown of Gun Prevalence
  • What Are the Federal Guidelines for Purchasing a Firearm?
  • The National Rifle Association
  • A Ban on Assault Rifles
  • Anti-Gun Petition Gains Traction
  • Should School Officials Carry Guns?
  • Guns in Public Places
  • President Obama's Record on Gun Control
  • Barack Obama, gun control

How Is the Second Amendment Applied Today?

"Some believe that the Amendment's phrase 'the right of the people to keep and bear Arms' creates an individual constitutional right for citizens of the United States. On the other hand, some scholars point to the prefatory language 'a well regulated Militia' to argue that the Framers intended only to restrict Congress from legislating away a state's right to self-defense," writes the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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