Draft:The Second Amendment was intended to enable citizens to protect themselves from the government through armed uprising.

From Gun Retort

Short Retort[edit | edit source]

  • No,the Second Amendment imposes on citizens the duty to protect the government from armed citizen uprisings. The Second Amendment is intended to enable citizens to protect the government, not attack it.

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Retort Deep-Dive[edit | edit source]

The Constitution says:

  • "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."

- "State" does not mean the State of Wyoming or Virginia-- it means the nation. The intent was explicitly a people's militia to PROTECT the nation-- NOT so the people can attack a naughty federal government.