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Safeguard veterans' Second Amendment rights

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The Second Amendment is an individual right guaranteed to Americans in our Constitution. Especially after the fight for independence against the British, the Founders understood the importance of an armed citizenry. In Federalist Paper 46, James Madison pointed out that in Europe, “[T]he governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” Not so in America, where our founding documents protect citizens’ freedom to keep and bear arms.

Madison continued in Federalist 46 to argue in favor of Americans’ ability to defend themselves and their freedom: “Let us not insult the free and...

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