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Understanding the Second Amendment

Thursday, April 3, 2008

"As we await this summer`s Supreme Court decision on District of Columbia v. Heller, it is important we have a good understanding of the Second Amendment," writes Bill Mashburn. "First we must know the Founding Fathers of the new American republic had all been rigorously educated. They had studied the writings of great philosophers who, without exception declared a democracy could not exist without the right of the citizens to have and bear arms.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.