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The Second Amendment

When the Constitution was signed on September 17, 1789, federalists claimed the new government would only have limited powers expressly delegated to it. The Founding Fathers, having just broken away from Great Britain, understood the new federal government they were ratifying might one day become just as tyrannical. If it had the authority to control citizen access to firearms, then it could disarm them, just as the British attempted to do. This would make any attempts to restore liberties futile.