Constitution Week: Bill of Rights

Constitution Week: Bill of Rights

UPDATE: LANSING - Mike Gurecki is the co-owner of The Ammo Dump in Williamston.

"When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. If you think about that for a second, it is the absolute truth. When you need to dial 911 because there is someone in your house, the chances of police getting there to save your life are pretty slim," said Gurecki.

And he would know because he served as a police officer for 13 years.

Gurecki believes security is possible because of the right to bear arms and views the second amendment not only as protection but a right.

"The founding fathers thought that the right to keep and bear arms was so much of a basic human right that several of them didn't even think it needed to be included. They just didn't see how the government could go back and try and take back that right," said Gurecki.

This amendment to the Constitution is one of ten known as the Bill of Rights. Introduced by James Madison and adopted by the House of Representatives in 1789, these amendments waited two years before coming in to effect in 1791. Today they serve as symbols of our freedoms.

"The Bill of Rights really impacts our lives everyday," said Mark Meadows, State Representative of the 69th district.

This is because these amendments are for the people and effect almost everything that we do.

"So it is something I think is a living document. It is something that applies on an everyday basis to virtually every citizen that we have."

And while Gurecki identifies with the second amendment everyday, he believes no amendment is more important then another.

"Any argument that we can make to say that one of those rights no longer applies to us, you can eventually apply to all of the rest of them," said Gurecki.

ORIGINAL STORY: LANSING - This week the Bill of Rights was explored in honor of Constitution Week. Find out what State Representative Mark Meadows had to say in the upcoming feature.

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