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a right guaranteed by the 2nd amendment to the US Constitution

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As long as there is a right to bear arms, Americans will have to bear such tragedies.
With this favorable ruling, Paul is now able to exercise his constitutionally protected right to bear arms, and one thing has been made very clear -- money and power cannot take precedence over an American Citizen's Constitutional Rights.
570 (2008), the Supreme Court indicated that the right to bear arms is a constitutional guarantee, deeply rooted in American tradition.
By signing this treaty, the Obama administration has attempted to subject Americans' right to bear arms to the oversight of the United Nations," Abbott said in a statement.
Critics contend Zimmerman wrongly suspected Martin of being a criminal because he was black, making it civil rights issue, while gun rights supporters saw Zimmerman as a persecuted hero who was exercising his Second Amendment right to bear arms.
So there is not only a right to bear arms but a duty to make sure you have the means at hand to defend yourself, your family and the stranger in the street, whether by bearing arms, learning self-defense or chanting Kabbalistic incantations.
My fellow gun owners: Would you surrender your right to bear arms if it also meant a legal and permanent end to abortion?
Heller that the Second Amendment endows individuals, regardless of whether they are part of a militia, with the right to bear arms.
Like most Americans, I believe the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms.
Yet when over 10,000 American citizens are killed annually by guns, the majority of Americans still balk at the idea of restricting their right to bear arms.
Americans argue they have a holy right to bear arms enshrined in the second amendment of the US constitution.
Just as it was after the terrible slaughter of Virginia Tech in Virginia state, debate is raging again about gun control in the US, where the right to bear arms is enshrined in the constitution.
Those who believe in "ordered liberty" (7) must surely be embarrassed that such a disorderly, uncivilized liberty as the right to bear arms is enshrined within our Bill of Rights.
Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional law at UCLA, documents the actual history in Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America.
According to the report, some delegates at the conference accused the US of bowing to domestic pressure from the powerful gun lobby in the run up to presidential elections, after a bipartisan group of 51 US senators threatened to oppose any agreement that infringed on the constitutional right to bear arms.