“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.” – The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

Travis Naughton

When mass shootings occur, and gun-control advocates talk about banning certain types of weapons such as assault-rifles with high-capacity magazines, gun-rights advocates are quick to reply, “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.”

In other words, don’t blame guns. Blame the people who use them. I find it interesting that many of those self-described defenders of the Bill of Rights do not use that same argument to defend the Constitution’s First Amendment, which reads as follows:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

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