Changing the UK constitution

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The fact that the UK constitution is uncodified makes the process of securing even far-reaching constitutional changes somewhat easier than it is on the other side of the Atlantic. In the USA, for example, the constitutional right to bear arms is entrentched in the Second Ammendment and has obstructed those seeking to enforce US-wide restrictions on the posession of firearms. Meanwhile, the UK Parliament was able to impose an outright ban on handguns by means of a simple Act of Parliament, passed in the wake of the murder of 16 schoolchildren and their teacher…


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