"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."
#13 | Posted by danni
You must have flunked reading comphrension at least 20 times.
A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, Is the reason for the second part.
"The right of the people to keep and bear...arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country..." (James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434 [June 8, 1789])
"A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves...and include all men capable of bearing arms." (Richard Henry Lee, Additional Letters from the Federal Farmer (1788) at 169)