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January 16, 2008

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Ken Morgan

The self appointed experts have it all wrong. The first 2 commas set off the first 2 sections of the 2nd amendment as non restrictive participial phrases which are defined as "added thoughts which do not affect the meaning of the sentence." Therefore the meaning of the second amendment is, "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

That is clearly & unequivocally an individual right. Just like the 5 rights spelled out in the 1st amendment. Those rights being freedom of religion, the press, speech, peaceable assembly and petitioning the government for a redress of grievances. No one would argue that those are not individual rights & no one should argue that the 2nd amendment is not an individual right.

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