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Gary Gahan Reviews the Second Amendment

Many people believe the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution simply allows people to own firearms free of government intrusion. However, the text of the Amendment and the Supreme Court’s interpretation of it are more complex and are well worth a closer look. The Second Amendment reads as follows:

“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.”

Since the amendment was adopted in 1791, citizens and government entities have debated its legal interpretation in public forums and courts throughout the country. The Supreme Court has directly addressed the Second Amendment on multiple occasions, with justices concluding that the right to bear arms is fundamental to Americans. Repeatedly, court justices have referred to the text of the Constitution to guide their decisions, finding that the Second Amendment is in place to stop the federal government from separating citizens from their firearms in most cases. However, some laws allow states to dictate certain specific gun regulations.

About the Author: Gary Gahan is a political activist and stalwart supporter of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Gahan is a divorce mediator in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

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