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Megyn Kelly Explains the Second Amendment

Posted on the 16 January 2013 by Mikeb302000
Media Matters
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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