Mudcat Café message #80079 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10942   Message #80079
Posted By: The_one_and_only_Dai
20-May-99 - 09:42 AM
Thread Name: Guns, to my friends here at Mudcat
Subject: RE: Guns, to my friends here at Mudcat
I've just gone to the trouble of looking up the 2nd amendment, not being familiar with the text. This in the light of just hearing about more shootings at a school over there... hm...

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.

How do you reconcile this statement, clearly aimed at having a dispersed guerilla force to fight the British should they ever reinvade the colony, with the proliferation of firearms meaning that your granny has to pack a Steyr AUG?

Somebody, please explain this to me. I do not understand.