Second Amendment: SHOOTOUT

December 2007
Current Events;12/10/2007, Vol. 107 Issue 12, p7
The article focuses on the debate over the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that was passed by the Congress in 1798, allowing citizen's right to gun ownership. The National Rifle Association of America maintains that the Second Amendment allows law-abiding Americans to keep firearms. Advocates of gun-ownership argue that bans cannot stop criminals from using them. Supporters of the gun control law maintain that the law regulates the sale of handguns throughout the country.


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