Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The gun has held a special place in the American culture since the earliest days of the nation. The early settlers, the militiamen of the Revolutionary War, the frontiersmen of the Wild West – they all relied on their trusty firearms as a tool for sustenance and protection from internal as well as external threats, thus deeply rooting the idea of a right to bear arms. Though more than 200 years have passed since the implementation of the amendment, and the United States are no longer an agrarian nation taming their land, the American people still love to keep and bear arms. Learn more about the gun culture in the United States, the ongoing political debate about the issues of gun control and its main participants, as well as violence caused by the easy access to firearms in this book.