When James Madison spoke to the First Congress he proposed 20 amendments for a Bill of Rights, and not the 10 we all know about. So what did Congress delete from the final list that was ratified by the states?
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, analyzes the Supreme Court’s refusal to take a case about banning assault weapons.
On Monday morning, the United States Supreme Court denied a potentially significant case on the ability of some Americans to own assault weapons.
This week, We the People is on the road to debate the history and meaning of the Second Amendment.
In a special National Constitution Center event from Chicago, participants debate whether or not the Supreme Court got it right when it ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own a handgun.