freedom to bear arms


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Noun1.freedom to bear arms - a right guaranteed by the 2nd amendment to the US Constitution
civil right - right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The freedom to bear arms smacks of a bygone America that doesn't.
Biden was tasked after the Newtown massacre to meet with key players on guns including the National Rifle Association, the powerful lobby which has adamantly opposed any restrictions on the US freedom to bear arms.
What the mayors are going to find out is that a direct attack on the freedom to bear arms is the toughest briar patch they can jump into," said NRA's vice president Wayne LaPierre.