The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution covers the right to bear arms. This grants the capability of gun ownership to all private citizens of the United States, though some restrictions apply, such as age, health a... More »

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As of 2015, there are 27 amendments to the U.S Constitution, according to the National Archives and Records Administration. The first ten amendments are referred to as the "Bill of Rights." More »

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Most of the 27 amendments to the Constitution either provide a unique benefit to or guarantee a right of the American people. For example, the First Amendment guarantees the right to peaceably assemble, to petition the g... More »

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution covers the right to bear arms. However, its meaning is controversial. One camp believes the amendment applies only if states enact legislation, while the other major camp say... More »

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The full Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads that "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." It was rat... More »

The Second Amendment of the Constitution stipulates that the rights of people of the United States to possess and bear arms "shall not be infringed." Multiple interpretations of the amendment have prompted controversy ov... More »

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The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was sent to the states for ratification by the first U.S. Congress along with the nine other amendments that constitute what is known as the Bill of Rights. Ratified by the n... More »