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Amendment II
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.

There is a debate about whether this language authorizes individuals to own personal firearms or whether it applies only to state militias - such as the National Guard. Even so, people have owned firearms since the founding of this country and the Bill of Rights is generally considered a listing of individual freedoms, so the key question is do gun control laws infringe upon the "right of the people to ...

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Is gun control a violation of the Bill of Rights? How can public safety and personal rights coexist?