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Second Amendment rights are an intense issue in American politics.
Second Amendment rights are an intense issue in American politics. The [[National Rifle Association]], which strongly supports individual gun ownership, is among the most potent [[interest group]]s in American politics. 
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The Second Amendment to the U.S. 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.

There has been much legal argument about the exact meaning of the words of the Second Amendment. "Militia" and "arms", for example, may have had a quite different meaning to the framers of the Constitution than in present society, or they may indeed represent universal aspects of rights.[1]

Second Amendment rights are an intense issue in American politics. The National Rifle Association, which strongly supports individual gun ownership, is among the most potent interest groups in American politics.

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