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Know your rights: The Second Amendment

AMENDMENT II (1791): 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.

Do you, as an individual, have the right to own a firearm? Or is it, as some argue, a collective and not an individual right? Is it reserved for a "Militia" to protect you by proxy? Or can you be secure in your own person and home with an instrumentality that gives you the ability to defend yourself according to law - when those who violate the law would use a firearm to perpetrate an offense against you?

Great debates are stirred when newsworthy events arise. Tragedies like Columbine create causes and political shifts where legislators run in the direction of a popular, emotional issue. On the other hand, bans on firearms do little to protect a woman, for example, who is the prey of a stalker - particularly when law enforcement officers cannot be omnipresent to protect her.

Think about your answers to these questions. Do you know your rights?

If you have questions, contact Gray and Duning at (513) 932-2871. Our consultations are free and we would be pleased to speak with you to discuss your legal matters, whether they are related to the Second Amendment, criminal defense, family law, real property matters, estate planning, etc. Know your rights. Please give us a call.

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