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The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution assures free speech and the right of citizens to express opinions and basically say what we please. The Supreme Court reviewed the language of this amendment many times and concluded that there is a reasonable limit to this freedom. For example, a person cannot infringe on the rights of others by falsely screaming “fire” in a crowded theater.
The Second Amendment to the Constitution assures the right of the people to keep and bear arms. It seems appropriate, even necessary, that there should be some limit to this right if the rights of others are being infringed upon. Being killed and wounded by high-powered assault weapons in the hands of deranged people would appear to be an infringement.