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Old January 26, 2013, 12:59 PM   #4
Spats McGee
Join Date: July 28, 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 5,557
Under the First Amendment, certain reasonable restrictions on time, manner and place may be lawfully imposed. For example, we have an A1 right to peacably assemble, but if we want to have our gathering form into a parade on Main Street, we may need a parade permit, or be restricted from having the parade at 8:00 a.m. on a Monday morning, right in the middle of rush hour. The parade permit has a fee attached.

However, there are considerable differences in the language of A1 and A2.
Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment 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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