…to keep and bear arms in a state militia…

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    nobod­yknows

    You’re bullshit.

    OverIyManIyMan

    Well played, sir.

    OverlyManlyMan

    Me thinks we observe slappycuffs between men of lavender.

    OverlyManlyMan

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    OverIyManIyMan

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    DaftGhosty

    I second the bullshit. If that is real who in the hell is teaching that crap.

    OverIyManIyMan

    Advanced Placement = people who go on to higher education, degrees, law school, etc.

    Make of that what you will.

    TheStone

    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.

    OverIyManIyMan

    The coon beat you to it.

    Again. 😀

    nobody k­nows

    But I’M the coon.

    draikyn

    uhh no. Correcting for a more modern and easily understood sentence structure, it basically says this: A well regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free state. A well regulated militia is the right of the people whereby they can keep and bear arms. A well regulated militia shall not be infringed. See, it’s all in the full stop vs comma. Full stops indicate separate thoughts and ideas. Commas indicate additional information. If the second amendment meant what people seems to think it means, then it would be two separate sentences: “A well regulated militia is necessary to… Read more »

    ack

    I disagree.

    Keep in mind that English grammar in earlier times was more “Germanic”. Reverse the clauses and it should make a little more sense.

    The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed; A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state.

    Or paraphrased: The people are guaranteed the right to keep and bear arms because they may need to form a militia.

    So… feel free to own an AK-47. One day you may need it in your militia.

    -ack

    draikyn

    so where does the “well regulated” part come in?

    ack

    Its just a descriptor for the militia. The “militia” part is a supporting clause. In the main clause (freedom to keep and bear arms) “well regulated” has no direct effect.

    I have done a lot of technical writing and translation. This would be my “most likely” interpretation.

    As much as I like and appreciate the writers of the constitution… they kind of dropped the ball on this one.

    freenelsonmandela

    *ahem*
    fag

    ack

    Maybe. You interested?

    freenelsonmandela

    lol
    interested in putting your penis into my butthole or the other way around and suffering through the pain, blood and shit you call a sex life?

    nah I’m good
    I’m good without all that you proud noble faggert

    ack

    Help me out here, Bubba.

    Are you anti-homosexual or anti-grammar and punctuation?

    Korinthian

    It’s sad that this armed militia of the people has not helped against making USA a less free state.

    Oh well, at least having guns must be a fun hobby.

    OverlyManlyMan

    The ATF doth disarm it’s citizens since Waco.

    freenelsonmandela

    It’s sad that wee little brainwashed people like you are too stupid to even wonder about qualifying their logic with facts let alone accepting they’re wrong.

    Korinthian

    If you’re too lazy to log in, then surely you’ll forgive me for being too lazy to answer you with anything more than snark.

    OverlyManlyMan

    I doth hear rage and vitriol, yet find a rebuttal absent.

    Korinthian

    If you’re going to speak ye olde English you need to learn more words than “doth”.

    OverlyManlyMan

    Still not hearing a forthcoming rebuttal.

    Korinthian

    Hear ye, hear ye!: Guantanamo Bay, Patriot Act, oh, and Obamacare.

    OverlyManlyMan

    All post ATF. Try again.

    Ep

    Ooooooooooo, tis yet another click drive! I shall do my part, yea verily.

    Saborlas

    The militia in question was for hunting down escaped slaves during wartime. Just sayin’.

    Mark Antony

    It’s one thing to think highly of those who came before you, to pay your respects to heroes of old, to give thanks to the fathers of the nation, and to honor trailblazers no matter their field of endeavor. We collectively feel a sense that we would not be here if it were not for them. And we recognize the wisdom that laid a strong foundation. Many of those historical figures were brilliant. Geniuses, even. That’s why they are remembered. But what fucktard thinks that someone who died 200+ years ago is qualified to make specific decisions on public policy… Read more »

    Sir Phillip semen

    depends on wich book your reading… I read that same phease once and had “Bear” arms replace my own, haven’t wiped my ass in years