Today the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) is hearing argument on the scope of the second amendment to the US Constituion. At issue is whether the amendment protects an individual right without restriction or whether it protects a collective right of the state. Although plain language, plain reading, and consistency with the rest of the constitution requires an interpretation that anyone but a Democrat or a Lobbyist can deduce, we note that the version of the amendment used ion all the news coverage is incorrectly reproduced:
“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”. This rendering does not even make grammatic sense and is relied upon by opponents of the individual rights theory.
The correct rendering, taken from the Bill of Rights in the National Archives, is as follows:
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.