The 2nd Amendment explained

2nd Amendment
The 2nd Amendment

Does this look familiar:

“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.”

As you likely know, this is the Second Amendment. It seems rather clear, but it’s often misconstrued, even by people who should know better. Let’s use a brief vocabulary lesson to explain the Second Amendment. Think of it as Guns for Dummies.

Let’s start with a few definitions:

Militia:
1. An army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers.
2. A military force that is not part of a regular army and is subject to call for service in an emergency.
3. The whole body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service.a

Security
1. Freedom from risk or danger; Safety.

Free
1. Not imprisoned or enslaved; being at liberty.
2. Not controlled by obligation or the will of another: felt free to go.

Right
a. Something that is due to a person or governmental body by law, tradition, or nature.
b. Something, especially humane treatment, claimed to be due to animals by moral principle.

Bear
1. To hold up; support.
2. To carry from one place to another; transport.

Arms
1. A weapon, especially a firearm.

Infringed
To encroach on someone or something; engage in trespassing

Now that we’ve broken down the 2nd Amendment into tiny pieces that even a gun-grabbing liberal can understand, I’m going to try to rewrite it in a way that even the most confused left-wing loon can understand. Here it goes:

in order for the people of the United States to be safe, they can own and carry guns in order to protect themselves, and if needed, their country. This is a right given to people which cannot be taken away or limited in any way. This includes, but is not limited to, banning certain types of guns, limiting magazine capacity, or preventing a capable adult from carrying a weapon.

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