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Old 09-09-2019, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ElvisL1ves View Post
And it would require you to become well-regulated if it ever came to mean anything tangible.
What it means is that most of the arguments that the militia = National Guard aren't quite that easy, as the militia is defined more broadly than that.

And as the 2nd Amendment is written, the whole 'well regulated' part is more of a preamble than a condition- it defines why the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, not that it's a necessary condition for the right to keep and bear arms to remain uninfringed.