by Bob Peckman
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
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 is a short, single sentence. In order for the states to have well-regulated militias, the federal government cannot infringe on a state’s citizens’ right to bear arms. Each state can maintain a militia to protect itself, even from the tyranny of the federal government.
Peckman is an engineer/physicist retired from ITT, jazz musician, cycle tourist and hiker in Roanoke.