The 2nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution is a long-cherished right of We The People. It explicitly states that the right of the people to both keep and bear arms shall NOT be infringed. Since this right is an individual right, the restrictions against infringement apply to our government- whether federal, state, or local. For too long this God-given right to self-defense has been infringed upon by all levels of government. This right needs to be protected rather than infringed upon, and it should start at the state level with our Legislature doing everything in their power to guarantee this right to the People of Oklahoma.