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. (Excerpt) Read more: What Does The 2nd Amendment Mean? : Personal Liberty Digest?