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The '''Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution''' states:<blockquote> A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free
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There has been much legal argument about the exact meaning of the words of the Second Amendment. "Militia" and "arms", for example, may have had a quite different meaning to the framers of the Constitution than in present society, or they may indeed represent universal aspects of rights.<ref name=GPO>{{citation
There has been much legal argument about the exact meaning of the words of the Second Amendment. "[[Militia]]" and "arms", for example, may have had a quite different meaning to the framers of the Constitution than in present society, or they may indeed represent universal aspects of rights.<ref name=GPO>{{citation
  | url = http://www.gpoaccess.gov/constitution/html/amdt2.html
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  | title = The Constitution of the United States of America: Second Amendment--Bearing Arms
  | title = The Constitution of the United States of America: Second Amendment--Bearing Arms

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The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states:

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 has been much legal argument about the exact meaning of the words of the Second Amendment. "Militia" and "arms", for example, may have had a quite different meaning to the framers of the Constitution than in present society, or they may indeed represent universal aspects of rights.[1]

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