As Constitution Daily counts down to the debut on December 15 at the National Constitution Center of an exhibition featuring an original copy of the Bill of Rights, we are looking at some fascinating facts about the iconic document. Today: What happened to the 20 amendments James Madison first proposed?
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Freedom of speech, right to bear arms, protection against unreasonable search and seizure—the Bill of Rights occupies a special place at the National Constitution Center.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the controversy over the effort in Kansas to restrict federal gun laws its legislature believes violate the Second Amendment right to have and carry guns.
On Saturday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the city cannot prohibit individuals from carrying firearms in public.
The Supreme Court decided earlier this week that a man who bought a gun for his uncle, under his own name, violated a federal gun control law, even though his uncle wasn’t prohibited from owning a gun.