In 1791, the Constitution, including the amendments of the Bill of Rights, was ratified by the states. The 2nd Amendment to our Constitution states that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. This right was not given to us by government, or granted by the Constitution. Rather, the 2nd Amendment serves as a message to the government that our natural and inherent right to arm ourselves does not fall under their authority. Unfortunately, this message has been ignored time and time again and our right has most definitely been infringed upon. While some may argue that some good things have come from these various pieces of legislation, what can’t be ignored is that the increased regulation and interference from government has mostly served to inconvenience and limit the rights of law-abiding citizens. What follows are some of the low points in the history of our gun rights.
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