A Second Amendment Tutorial: First let us start with a firm foundation. The definition of words may change over time, but the original intent at the time they were written does not.
The opening words of the 2nd Amendment have fueled more misinterpretation and infringement upon American freedoms than just about any other part of the Constitution. What is “A Well Regulated Militia?” If “the people” have an individual right to “keep and bear” arms, then why start out the 2nd amendment talking about a “well regulated militia?” Do you have to be in a militia to keep and bear arms? It’s actually not as complicated as many would have you believe. In researching this article, even I learned a few things. The best place to start is the beginning. What doesÂ “well regulated” mean, or more appropriately, what did it MEAN at the timeÂ the second amendmentÂ was written?