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ARMS. Any thing that a man wears for his defence, or takes in his hands, or uses in his anger, to cast at, or strike at another. Co. Litt. 161 b, 162 a; Crompt. Just. P. 65; Cunn. Dict. h.t.
     2. The Constitution of the United States, Amendm. art. 2, declares, "that a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." In Kentucky, a statute "to prevent persons from wearing concealed arms," has been declared to be unconstitutional; 2 Litt. R. 90; while in Indiana a similar statute has been holden valid and constitutional. 3 Blackf. R. 229. Vide Story, Const. Sec. 1889, 1890 Amer. Citizen, 176; 1 Tuck. Black. App. 300 Rawle on Const. 125.

ARMS, heraldry. Signs of arms, or drawings painted on shields, banners, and the like. The arms of the United States are described in the Resolution of Congress, of June 20, 1782. Vide Seal of the United States.

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The only way out was the terrorist organization's laying down arms.
The Turkish-style peace process," from the very beginning, has been based on unilateral steps the government expected the PKK to take -- including laying down arms, in return for which the government offered no concrete democratic steps toward moving the process forward.
NUSAYBIN, Sep 21, 2009 (TUR) -- Turkey's top general said on Monday that the only way out was the terrorist organization's laying down arms.
It may be mentioned here that local Taliban had announced unilateral ceasefire two months ago and followed by several peace deals, guaranteed the laying down arms by militants and elimination of their training camps.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Murat Karayylan, a senior leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), has ruled out laying down arms in response to recent remarks by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an, who said terrorists can take shelter in other countries on condition that they lay down their weapons.