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Welcome

Welcome to the eighth in a series of Hot Topics LibGuides. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, also known as the right to bear arms, was ratified in 1791. It was created to protect the rights to self-defense, resist oppression, and defend the state. As technology has advanced and firearms become more deadly, many have rethought the validity of this Amendment. Although laws have been passed to curb the access to more powerful guns and modifications, as well as laws designed to ensure firearms are used safely and kept out of the hands of criminals, the United States is considered lax in its laws concerning the right to bear arms due to its enshrinement in the Constitution. This guide provides research and information related to various aspects of this topic. Resources include print and electronic books, subscription databases, and websites. Each print book title links directly to the library online catalog, each e-book and journal article title links directly to the full text. Databases are recommended that are particularly helpful for continuing research on the topic. Credible and relevant websites are also recommended. 

Other LibGuides in the series 

Gun Control Statistics

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Ranking of each U.S. state's gun law, from strictest to loosest

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Infographic: Guns & Gun Violence in America | Statista

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INTERACTIVE Infographic Mass shootings across the US in 2022-100_editSource::AL Jazeera

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