Where is it written that 2nd Amend is to keep Govt. in Check?

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    Wingnuts keep saying the Second Amendment is to keep the government in check.

    Where is this written in the Constitution?
     
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    It's not a long amendment so lets break it down in the language of the day. "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 militia are not regular military but instead are citizens free to pursue their usual occupations yet when called upon for defense they gather their arms and answer the call. Pay attention to the fact the founders were referring to the militia of a country. Those who insisted this be an amendment to the Constitution understood a state to be, as the 1828 dictionary and other historical documents of the day support, an independent nation. The 2nd Amendment was in place to remind the newly formed federal or general government each state's citizenry would be armed and ready to defend themselves should the need arise.
     
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    Well .... it's not in the Constitution

    But it's in the Turner Diaries

    Does that help?
     
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    Wayne Lapierre wrote it in his book.

    And Timothy McVeigh used to hand out pamphlets promoting that notion.
     
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    Seperation of Church and State doesn't appear in the constitution either.
    But both come from the same source. Thomas Jefferson.
     
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    Are you blind? It's right there next to "Abortion Rights".
     
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    :lol:

    Awesome...
     
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    why do you insist on comparing gun owners to terrorists ??
     
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    Do you have anything to back this up?

    The 2nd reads as militias fighting for America not fighting the American government.
     
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    He is comparing people who believe they have a right to own a gun so that they can use it against the United States government to terrorists.
    Big difference.
     
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