Common errors in thinking have characterized the argument among progressives that the term "well regulated militia" as contained in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution mandates national gun control laws and various restrictions.
Such thinking, however, cannot be verified by the historical record.
How do we know that this is the case? How can we be certain that the Framers did not wish to impose cumbersome national gun restrictions and controls on the firearms rights of the citizens?
The text itself, understood within its historical context and the philosophy and written explanations of the Framers themselves, provides the answers.
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