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The Constitution of the United States does not grant or create rights; it recognizes and protects rights that inherently exist.
THE 2ND AMENDMENT:
The United States Bill of Rights
Second Amendment(The right to own and use firearms) 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.
Fourth Amendment (Protection from unreasonable search & seizure) The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Fifth Amendment (Due process, self-incrimination, and eminent domain) No person shall be held to answer for any capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Sixth Amendment (The right to a trial by jury, the right to confront the accuser, the right to counsel, and the right to a speedy and public trial) In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
Seventh Amendment (The right to a civil trial by jury) In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Eighth Amendment (The prohibition of excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment) Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Ninth Amendment (Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights) The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Tenth Amendment (Powers of States and people) The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
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About DILLON PRECISION
HEADQUARTERED: Scottsdale, AZ
FOUNDER: Mike Dillon
BUSINESS: Manufacturer of Progressive Ammo Reloading Machines and related products
"America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours." The American President (1995) film
At left, Penn & Teller passionately interpret the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution - The original right to carry permit.