Who has the right to bear arms?

Despite the continuous polarization between supporters of stricter gun control laws and advocates of reduced governmental interference with the right to own firearms, including guns; the Supreme Court has, that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects a person’s right to bear arms unrelated to the militia. However, there are federal laws, such as the Gun Control Act of 1968 that prohibit felons and persons with mental illnesses from purchasing handguns.

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The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.