Topics Right to bear arms

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Grants individuals the right to possess firearms and other weapons. This right may in some jurisdictions still be subject to regulation of the kinds of weapons that can be possessed, and the places and manners in which they may be transported.


Rights and Duties

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution provide for the right to bear arms?