The Second Amendment was meant to stop the government from interfering with an individual's right to bear arms - it was meant to prevent exactly this kind of thing where lawmakers are trying to mess with somebody's firearm ownership.
Is that a fair way do describe the amendment? Or is it a gun-rights spin job?
Wasn't the Second Amendment about ensuring that an armed militia of individuals could come together if needed to protect against a tyrannical government or an invading army? What in the world does that have to do with modern-day restrictions on certain weapons and magazine capacity?
The answer: nothing at all. The Second Amendment is absolutely irrelevant to current discussions about gun rights and gun control and should be seen as such.
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