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Old 09-08-2019, 11:39 AM
Little Nemo is offline
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Originally Posted by Shodan View Post
The 2A grants an individual right, and the militia clause cannot be used to infringe on it. Saying "you can't use this to infringe on a right" is different from saying it is meaningless.
I think I'm missing the distinction you're making. If the militia clause can't infringe on the individual right, then that seems to me to be equivalent to say it has no effect on the right. And if the militia clause has no effect, that seems to me to be saying it's meaningless in a legal sense.