This area contains materials relating to the U.S. Constitution & what it means. It's split into some broad categories including the 1st & 2nd Amendments.
For A Little Comparison:
FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUES
THE SECOND AMENDMENT
The Library's a Strong Supporter of Gun Control, meaning: The Ability to Hit What you're Aiming At.
Besides, if Guns are Outlawed How can we Shoot the Liberals... and Conservatives?
Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.... The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against tyranny... - Hubert Humphrey, liberal
Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe. - Dianne Feinstein, liberal hypocrite
No man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. - Thomas Jefferson
I like automatic weapons. I fought for my right to use them in Vietnam. - Oliver Stone
It is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks. It is legal and lawful to own a shotgun or a rifle. We believe in obeying the law. - Malcolm X
Arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order... - Thomas Paine
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference. - George Washington
We're going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy.
We're going to beat guns into submission! - Sen. Charles Schumer
OTHER CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES
MORE COURT CASES & DECISIONS