Issues at Stake...
FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS
1st Amendment in U.S. Constitution states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The FIRST AMENDMENT Explained:
The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It guarantees freedom of expression and prohibits Congress from restricting these rights of individuals.
This is the Amendment that protects your rights to free speech, religious choice, expression through press/news media/journalism, peaceable assembly, and the right to petition the government.
Together, these five guaranteed freedoms make the people of the United States of America the freest people in the world.
The First Amendment is one of the most important Amendments for your protection of democracy.
SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states 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.
The Second Amendment protects the individual right to keep and bear arms. The concept of such a right existed within English common law long before the enactment of the Bill of Rights. It was first codified in the English Bill of Rights of 1689, this right was enshrined in fundamental laws of several American states during the Revolutionary era, including the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776.
The Second Amendment means that it shall not be infringed by Congress, and has no other effect than to restrict the powers of the national government.
We the people must vigorously oppose those legislators who vote to take our gun ownership away.