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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 11:26 AM

What are the limits of the 1st and 2nd Amendments?

Was it a breach of the 2nd Amendment when Tea Partiers carried semi-automatic weapons into the midst of the Obama rallies? When the gun-rights gang took over the state office building in Frankfort, KY, was that taking the 2nd Amendment farther than it was meant to go?

Now, as protestors try to march peacefully, the anarchists carry lead pipes and throw Molotov cocktails at Federal agents provocateurs. Is painting grafitti and destroying private property taking the 1st Amendment too far?

As I recall, I did not see any Federal agents rush in to arrest and take over the guns of those that march for the 2nd Amendment?



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Reply What are the limits of the 1st and 2nd Amendments? (Original post)
kentuck Jul 2020 OP
old guy Jul 2020 #1
jmg257 Jul 2020 #2

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:09 PM

1. I would guess it would depend on which lawyer you ask.

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:54 PM

2. Since the 2nd secures our rights to keep and bear arms, primarily for use in our role as the militia

but also for individual use (per USSC) for "traditionally lawful purposes", it seems if bearers broke no laws, they should be within the protection of the 2nd.

Along those lines, if spraying graffiti and otherwise causing property damage as "freedom of expression" are illegal uses of such freedoms - they would not be covered.
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