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"The 2nd amendment means nothing unless those in power believe you would have no problem simply walking up and shooting them if they got too far out of line"

The current popular misunderstanding of the 2nd Amendment is alarming, the result of years of NRA propaganda. It is not an excuse political assassination or anti-state terrorism.

The 2nd Amendment was not intended to make popular insurrection easier. Just the opposite. It was intended to make it easier for states to put down mob uprisings (like Shays' Rebellion, which immediately preceded and energized the Constitutional Convention) by ensuring that states had the means available to do so, i.e well-regulated state militias.
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