Article 1
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The Constitutional Defense: Article 1 of the Constitution

Section 9 of Article 1 says that "No... ex post facto Law shall be passed." Webster's Unabridged Dictionary definition of an ex post facto law is as follows: "a criminal or penal statute that imposes a punishment for an act not punishable when committed, or alters to the defendant's disadvantage the punishment prescribed at the time of the act, or takes away from the substantial protection afforded the defendant by the then existing law." At this time I know of only one serious infraction of this right: the federal government recently passed an ex post facto law stating that anyone who had been
convicted of domestic abuse may not buy or carry any type of firearm. If you know of any other infractions by the government of this right, please contact me at the e-mail address at the bottom of the page.

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