Civil Liberties Issues
- Checks and Balances
- Domestic Surveillance: Warrantless Wiretapping
- Domestic Surveillance: Spying on Protesters and Groups
- Due Process
- Freedom of Speech, Religion, and Assembly
- Guantánamo Bay Detention Center
- Immigrants, Refugees, and Foreign Students
- Open Government/Freedom of Information
- Privacy/Freedom from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures
- Real Democracy: Corporations and the Bill of Rights
- Second Amendment
- Torture, Inhumane and Degrading Treatment, and Rendition
BORDC's Statement on the Second Amendment
While allowing that there are many vexed issues involved in the debate on gun possession and gun control, BORDC supports the entire Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment.
That said, however, BORDC is focused on building civic action to protect those parts of the Bill of Rights most especially affected by the so-called "war on terror." These are principally the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments. Recent threats to these rights come from a range of new laws including but not limited to The PATRIOT Act, the Military Commissions Act, and the Protect America Act. It is possible that the Second Amendment will be affected as well in the future, and we will be on the lookout for laws and policies that create such abuse.
Our focus, then, is on remedying the violations that seem most urgent now, while remaining open and sensitive to the need to monitor and work on all relevant violations of the Bill of Rights. For more information on our current efforts, visit the People's Campaign for the Constitution website.