"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."
It is long past the time for all the idiots and ignoramuses’ in this Country to cease and desist “cherry-picking” short phrases out of our Constitution and offering them up as the sole entirety of said Amendment. It is also past the time that all the rest of the idiots and ignoramuses’ in this Country stop blindly nodding their tiny little pea-brain heads in acceptance of such abortion.
Every time the Second Amendment of our Constitution is brought up in conversation of any sort, the “cherry-picking” comes out; “the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. That’s it? That’s all they have to offer up in explanation of why they prefer to keep a virtual arsenal of weapons in their houses and on their person?
First, of all, the Articles and Amendments that make up the U.S. Constitution were crafted in the late 1700’s. Our Country was still a Colony of the British Empire, and was in the throes of building a government and a new Nation. At best, our Founding Fathers needed to come up with a way to ensure our borders were defended; “being necessary to the security of a free State,”. We had the British and the Spanish coming at us from the East, and Native Americans coming at us from the North and West. Couched in that light, the basic interpretation of the Second Amendment draws the intent toward a “National Guard” –“A well regulated Militia,” ; in lieu of a formal standing Army, which was not a possibility at the time. When, in the twenty first century, you are trying to make sense out of this document and how it may apply to modern-day life, paying attention to the original intent and environment of the document is paramount.
Please, folks, stop listening to all the little nit-picking, nattering nabobs of negativism, and start using that thing resting on top of your shoulders, i.e. your friggin’ brain (also, referred to as the mass between your ears)! You are making those of us who have half a brain look really stupid, and that’s not nice, so quit it out!