Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution - Bill of Rights

"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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We are dedicated to the preservation of the place where the Second Amendment was "born" and to the proposition that the Second Amendment (the "right to bear arms") is the keystone of our Liberty and the Republic.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

US: Dad defends gun rights after child fatally shot


By George Mathis

There are people that love children and people that love guns.

Some people love both, and will admit as much even in the throes of tragedy.

A 3-year-old Michigan boy, Damon Holbrook, died from a gunshot wound Sunday after finding a loaded gun in a bedroom closet.
Family friend Joshua Michael Greenhill, who lived with the Holbrooks, is charged with Careless Discharge of a Firearm, punishable by up to two years in prison. Police said more serious charges are likely forthcoming.

The Detroit News reports Greenhill was released on a $1,000 bond.
A man believed to be Damon’s father, Brian Holbrook, posted a message on Facebook Monday affirming his belief in the right to bear arms.

“I will still support the Second Amendment,” wrote Holbrook. “All I ask is that everyone please, please safety first lock it up and put it out of reach of anyone that has no business being around a gun especially kids.”

“Gun safety people! My boy would still be here if it was put away like it should have been.”
In a perfect world, we probably wouldn’t want or need guns. In an imperfect world, we hope people learn from tragedy.

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