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The people have a right to keep and bear arms for the common defense. And as, in times of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the Legislature; and the military power shall always be held in an exact subordination to the Civil authority, and be governed by it.
Massachusetts Constitution (more quotes by Massachusetts Constitution or books by/about Massachusetts Constitution)
Part of the First, article xvii.
Arms, Constitution, Defense, Guns