Here’s the Second amendment exactly as it appears in the Bill of Rights. No punctuation has been added or changed, no words deleted this is what it says exactly including which letters are capitalized and where the period is placed:
“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.” Adopted December 15, 1791.
Gun advocates routinely disregard and ignore the context of the clause and the first thirteen words? They are wrong to do so. Beginning with the capital “A” and ending with the period after the word infringed the clause is to be understood in its entirety.
Arms in the context of the time of 1791 are muskets and pistols and the Founders were talking about the security of a free state by forming “well regulated” militias.
The word regulation is not limited in anyway except to the extent that outlawing the undefined word “arms” is not allowed. The definition of what those arms are is entirely up to the present day citizens to define and the clause itself gives us the authority to regulate them.
The gun manufacture billionaires making up the Board of the NRA don’t want us to read the whole amendment. Profit over people. Until we get our priorities right we are going to continue to fail our children.