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What is the original meaning or intent of the Second Amendment?
Does it protect an individual right to gun possession?
What is the difference between a "civic" right and an individual right?
Is the Second Amendment obsolete?
Should we revive the militia?
Was Congress's use of its tax powers in the National Firearms Act an appropriate way to control guns?
Should the states have more or less power to regulate guns?
How do America's gun ownership and gun violence rates compare with those of other countries?
Is there a correlation between gun ownership rates and gun violence rates?
Why are gun ownership rates so high in America?
Take a close look at the text of the Second Amendment: 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. Now consider a few questions.
Why are there two clauses?
What happens when you change the sequence?
What happens when you replace the comma after "state" with a semi-colon?
If you wanted to guarantee an individual right to keep guns for self-defense, what would you have written?
If you wanted to guarantee to the states the right to keep militias, what would you have written?