Originally Posted by cosmo20002
The part you left out before the "..." is kind of important.
Fair enough, here's the full quote; "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."
Definition of a militia;
1. a body of citizens
enrolled for military service, and called out periodically for drill but serving full time only in emergencies.
2. a body of citizen
soldiers as distinguished from professional soldiers.
3. all able-bodied males considered by law eligible for military service.
4. a body of citizens
organized in a paramilitary group and typically regarding themselves as defenders of individual rights against the presumed interference of the federal government.
So again I ask, why can we regulate one explicitly list right (as the text of the amendement calls for) but cannot regulate the inferred right?