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Questions tagged [second-amendment]

The Second Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees the right of citizens to arm themselves with guns. Use to discuss the usage, meaning and implications. Use with the [united-states] tag and/or [guns] tag

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U.S. constitution 2nd amendment and state militias

Was the Second Amendment right to bear arms intended to preserve state militias?
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Why did the Supreme Court decide to disregard the prefatory clause of the 2nd amendment?

In order to better explain my incredulity, let me start with a simple legal thought experiment: Suppose there is a law that states "Driving near schools at speeds above 25mph is prohibited." Now, an ...
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In the US, have civilian guns ever protected anyone's constitutional rights? [duplicate]

Some opponents of gun control claim that civilian gun owners are a bulwark against government tyranny, and that disarming the population would be the first step in abolishing the Bill of Rights. ...
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How are states supposed to protect themselves when the National Guard is under the federal government?

Recall the second amendment: 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. Great, so states have ...
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Why did Trump suddenly flip on the gun issue? [closed]

Trump seems to have suddenly changed his position on guns completely (source). What is the cause of this sudden change in position? And why now? In a meeting with lawmakers, President Trump ...
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When was the Second Amendment last used to fight against the US government to protect people's freedom?

I was not born in the USA, and I am trying to understand the Second Amendment. My big question is: When was the last time US citizens made use of the Second Amendment and fought against the US ...
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Under the US 2nd Amendment, are there limits to the size or type of firearm? [closed]

Are state of the art artillery pieces included, ICBMs, or the private ownership of nuclear weapons? If not, where is the limit in size and firepower drawn?
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Could the second amendment be, well, amended? [duplicate]

Considering the criticism from some regarding the Second Amendment and gun control laws, supposing Americans voted that they didn't want the second amendment anymore or wanted it changed (by majority ...
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Are there any government policies that meaningfully influence mass shootings per capita?

Which states have the most mass shootings per capita? Which states have the least? Mass Shooting: FOUR or more shot and/or killed in a single event [incident], at the same general time and location ...
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What are the limits of the second amendment?

The second amendment of the US constitution 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 ...