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The second amendment is not about target shooting or hunting; it is about protecting against government tyranny.
If the second amendment is to protect against government tyranny, why does the constitution entrust the congress "to call forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;"? (section 8)
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<div class="message">I vote for Boner to be in charge of who lives and who does not.</div>
</div> His name is Bong-O quit PMâ€™ing me.<br />
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The Bill of Rights is an assertion of the individual's rights, not the rights of the government.
"I hope that Americans never cease to regard the right of keeping and bearing arms as the surest pledge of their liberty." - St. George Tucker
The opening phrase, "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state" is prefatory or amplifying to the operative clause. The opening phrase is meant as a non-exclusive example