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First Amendment right to free speech or the Second Amendment right to bear arms during protests
Neither the First Amendment right to free speech nor the Second Amendment right to bear arms are absolute rights.
In other words, the government can place certain restrictions on each right. For example, the government can make it a crime if someone incites actions that would harm others, such as falsely yelling “fire” in a crowded theater.
Also, for example, the government can impose restrictions on the sale of guns to, and the possession of guns by, felons.
May a government impose restrictions on either the First Amendment right to free speech or the Second Amendment right to bear arms during protests like we saw this summer after the killing of George Floyd? That’s the main subject of our Facebook Live event.
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Pueblo, Colorado Attorney Matthew Scott Martin from Law Office of Matthew Scott Martin, LLC is hosting this discussion.
Matt Martin is committed to being the voice of human rights, speaking up against the government and corporations for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Being a bulldog prosecutor trained Martin well to fight for his clients’ rights; he is not afraid to take on the government and governmental employees.
Learn more about Matt here.
Event Special Guest
Business and Constitutional Attorney, E. David Smith, Esq. from Smith & Associates is a special guest for this event.
E. David Smith, Esq., is a business and constitutional lawyer who has been practicing for 24 years. His firm is Smith & Associates located in New York, New Jersey and Georgia.
David is also an ordained Orthodox Rabbi and has been speaking out in favor of our inalienable rights including the 2nd Amendment.
Learn more about David at his Law Firm website here, as well as
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