With the rise in mass shootings, we’ve become accustomed to hearing about the Second Amendment of our Constitution:

“…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Not even the mass shooting of 20 first and second-grade students at Sandy Hook Elementary School could shake support for maintaining this constitutional right.

The First Amendment of our constitution includes the statement:

”…prohibits the making of any law……abridging the freedom of speech…interfering with the right to peaceably assemble…”

We can have varying support or reservation about these Amendments but they’re undeniably protected rights.

In addition, we also believe that these rights should be executed without doing harm to others. If this trust is violated, you risk losing your rights.

It’s important to note that exercising these rights requires no explanation or broad approval.

If you want to obtain a gun, the expectation is that it will be used safely. If you want to assemble and exercise your freedom of speech, the requirement is that this is done peaceably.

We may be exasperated by gun enthusiasts or perplexed by protesters but they are simply living as the Constitution expressly allows.

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Former blogger, current CrossFit gym owner. Former paratrooper, marathoner, youth sports coach and jujitsu black belt. Hoping to retire soon to write full-time.

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