Mudcat Café message #3452508 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148617   Message #3452508
Posted By: pdq
15-Dec-12 - 08:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
...perhaps it needs to be displayed more clearly:

The Court reasoned that the Amendment's prefatory clause, i.e., "[a] well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State," announced the Amendment's purpose, but did not limit or expand the scope of the operative clause, i.e., "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."