2nd Amendment Unapologetic Meaning

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    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    • "a free State" = not a tyranny
    • "A well regulated Militia," is stated here to indicate it is assumed to arise given the right of the people to bear arms, and it is necessary to ensure a free state. It is not stated as a requisite to the right to bear arms.
    • "right of the people to keep and bear Arms" there is no restriction on the types of arms here.
    The guarantee of the right is intended for fighting/preventing a tyrannical government through the presence and actions of militias. Militias serve this purpose through the potential for widespread guerilla warfare. At the time, arms included canons. Given the intent is to allow for militias that could fight tyrannical governments, this right currently includes such things as conventional weapons, brass knuckles, rocket launchers, fully automatic machine guns, tanks, and all restrictions on such are in violation to the US Constitution.

    It would not be expected that militias, guerilla groups, would have nukes. One way to look at what a militia might have, and, thus, what is included in the right to bear arms, is, "what arms are provided to fighting soldiers in the military". This notion reflects power-in-people-numbers, and, in this way, it is intended that militias could overthrow a tyrannical government if their numbers were large enough - given a tyrannical government would cause widespread rebellion by militias. Nukes are not a power-in-people-numbers weapon.

    Frivolous Arguments
    "But tanks/rocket launchers/automatic machine guns are dangerous "
    So are cars, but more so is stupidity and ignorance. There is no constitutionality for the US government to restrict one's actions based on the potential danger to others.

    "Rocket launchers could kill a lot of people"
    So can bombs which require very little knowledge and cost. Rocket launchers are substantially more difficult to construct.

    "A tank could kill a lot of people if it fell into the wrong hands"
    Do you have any idea how much a tank costs to construct? Tanks are exceptionally expensive, and whoever owns one would probably take efforts to secure it.

    "Higher lethality weapons would mean more massacres"
    Apart from government or George Soros funded terrorism, massacres, especially in an un-restricted armed society, would rarely occur.




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    Not the domestic government. That is a myth.
     
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    The same people that claim the US military is by far the greatest in the world and can't be defeated, are the very same people that will tell you they could defeat the US military with only semi-automatic rifles and 'true grit'.

    Uh huh.
     
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    Ya cause after all we had no problem in Vietnam or now in Afghanistan right?
     
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    Oh please, no comparison. If we had pooured a million troops into Afghanistan we could have made it the 51st state.
     
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    Your point is meaningless. The right is intended to prevent tyranny, not specifically from within or without. That tyranny can arise from within only means the "that is a myth" is wholly ignorant.
     
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    Don't spam my thread. Apparently you didn't read my OP. I've included tanks and rocket launchers.
     
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    There are not a million troops in the Army or Marine Corps combined and even adding the air force and Navy you only barely break a million. If just 3 percent of the population rebels that is over 9 million people.
     
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    Your ignorance is not welcome on this thread. Go away. You don't understand guerilla warfare and apparently you don't understand that the US military would include militia members who would also rebel.
     
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