What Does The 2nd Amendment Mean?

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    What Does The 2nd Amendment Mean?

    By Bob Livingston
    January 24, 2013


    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.—Amendment II

    Some of the recent attacks on the 2nd Amendment and lawful gun owners by the gun grabbers have focused on the meaning of the words in the Amendment. Particularly, gun grabbers have zeroed in on what the Founding Fathers meant by the words “well regulated Militia.”

    So what did the Founders mean when they penned and approved those words? As Thomas Jefferson suggested in a letter to William Johnson, “On every question of construction (of the Constitution) let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”


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    What difference does it make?
     
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    Its the right to bear arms, so that when you disobey a government official, they cant chop your arms off to make an example of you, just your legs and other parts, but it does allow the chopping off of hands, but it must be done at the base of the wrist, thus leaving your ARMS intact .............. thus the right to bear arms, doesn't say anything about modern firearms or any kind of sophisticated weaponry.
     
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    This is exactly correct. I'm tired of the right wing taking things out of context; the Constitution refers to human arms, NOT guns.

    Prove otherwise, using the wording of the Constitution.
     
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