Original Intent and Purpose of the Second Amendment

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    Original Intent and Purpose of the Second Amendment
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    The Second Amendment:

    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.

    The original intent and purpose of the Second Amendment was to preserve and guarantee, not grant, the pre-existing right of individuals to keep and bear arms. Although the amendment emphasizes the need for a militia, membership in any militia, let alone a well-regulated one, was not intended to serve as a prerequisite for exercising the right to keep arms.

    The Second Amendment preserves and guarantees an individual right for a collective purpose. That does not transform the right into a "collective right." The militia clause was a declaration of purpose, and preserving the people's right to keep and bear arms was the method the framers chose to, in-part, ensure the continuation of a well-regulated militia.
    There is no contrary evidence from the writings of the Founding Fathers, early American legal commentators, or pre-twentieth century Supreme Court decisions, indicating that the Second Amendment was intended to apply solely to active militia members.
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    wow... what a shock... LOL comes out on the side of gun-rights advocates...

    mebbe it was accidental... :)
     
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    I know the radical right village idiot has a problem in reading and comprehending but this is over the top stupid.
     
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    you sound like my wife... :)
     
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    btw, the closing statement of your quote:

    makes it appear that you fall on the side of gun-owners rights...

    hence my confusion, since you're usually a shit-for-brains liberal on practically any subject being discussed...
     
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    Fuck you.
     
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    The original intent was to keep guns from lil o lady types.
     
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    It is My sincere hope that you understand the fallacy of some of your thread opener, and that you can in the future, understand that there are absolutely no requirements for a citizen to own, keep, and bear arms; and that restrictions of such are unconstitutional.
     

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