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Bill of Rights Program - Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Is there a Right to Keep and Bear Arms in either the Federal or Michigan Constitutions?

This is a question that will be presented at the Bill of Rights Program, sponsored by the Southwestern Michigan Branch of the ACLU.

This program is to help educate the community about the Bill of Rights, the issues involved and merits of the positions on all sides.

The March 16th portion of this program, presents our Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and would be of interest to Michigan gun owners.

Past president of MCRGO, David Felbeck will be one of the participants. You are cordially invited to attend and participate.

Participants:

Ralph Clark Chandler; Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science (retired), Western Michigan University.

David K. Felbeck, Professor Emeritus of Engineering, University of Michigan, past president, Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners.

Judge Richard R. Lamb

When:

Wednesday, March 16, 2005. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where:

Courtroom
U.S. District Court, Federal Building
410 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI
 

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Is there a Right to Keep and Bear Arms in either the Federal or Michigan Constitutions? YES BOTH

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U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights

Article [II.]

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.

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Michigan State Constitution
Declaration of Rights

Article I, Section 6:

Every person has a right to keep and bear
arms for the defense of himself and the state.
 
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