- Feb 11, 2003
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It says that a well reglauted militia is neccessary for a free state. It says the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms shal not be infringed... not the right of aforementioned Milita. It has always been my belief that the wording in that did not secure the rights of the milita to bear arms, but rather for the people to bear arms so they may create the neccessary militia. Hence the "Rights of the People" as opposed to "The rights of the Militia"michaeledward said:I believe the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution reads
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.
So, if you are wearing the uniform of a Well Regulated Militia, and if you demonstrate how the Illinois permit 'infringes' on your right to sit in the street with your weapon ... You Betcha!
I'll get arrested for that.
Or does the term "People" in the constitution only refer to Milita? In which case, only the Milita has the right to peaceably to assemble... as that is also a right of the "people."