Originally Posted by Pond, James Pond
I'd be interested to know what term should be used to describe them as part of that document.
Technically, it is the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. When dealing with language from a constitution (both the federal government and each of the states has a constitution), "constitutional provision" usually suffices. The first 10 amendments to the US Constitution are collectively known as The Bill of Rights.
I'm a lawyer, but I'm not your lawyer. If you need some honest-to-goodness legal advice, go buy some.
Last edited by Spats McGee; July 27, 2012 at 04:02 PM.