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Old 09-01-2019, 11:55 PM
Little Nemo is offline
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Originally Posted by Jay Z View Post
If the militia part of the clause is essentially meaningless... then it would not have been included in the Constitution.
The Constitution was written by a bunch of regular human beings not handed down from God. There's no reason to assume it's a perfect document. Hell, they spelled Pennsylvania wrong and they were in that state at the time.

That said, I've already agreed that you can make an argument that the correct interpretation of the second amendment is that the right to own guns is associated with membership in a militia. But you can equally well interpret it as a right held by all individuals regardless of militia membership. And when two equal interpretations are available, I favor the one that gives broader rights.

Last edited by Little Nemo; 09-01-2019 at 11:58 PM.