Gun Control

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The Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights 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 infringed.” That clause is the basis of the gun control debate today: should Americans still have the right to keep and bear arms? If so, what qualifies as “arms”?

Below, you will find links to…

  1. Three sections of the Topic Guide
  2. Classroom Content
  3. Activities. 

The Topic Guide is comprised of the Historical Brief, Narratives, and Contemporary Issues sections. Contemporary Issues in this module include…

  • Assault Rifles & Semiautomatic Weapons
  • Open Carry
  • Mass Shootings
  • Gun Lobbying
  • Second Amendment

Each section has a corresponding Google Document that you are free to edit, download, and distribute to your class.

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