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  •  I think it's the interpretation (6+ / 0-)

    Why are the first words "A well regulated militia"?

    People have to think long and hard about that, but I suggest that since those are the first words of the amendment those words "set the tone" and circumscribe a meaning.

    "Well regulated" implies regulations.  "Militia" implies some duty to country.

    Oh, and the adage "an armed society is a polite society" falls apart when a number of people are willing to pull the trigger and don't really care aout the consequences.

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