Notice ‘militia’ in Second Amendment


Published Jan 30, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution states that:

“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.”

In all the “right to bear arms” arguments I have read and heard and in all the pro- and anti-gun control discussions, I haven’t seen or heard anything about the “militia” part. I must have missed Congress’ having deleted “militia” from the Second Amendment. When did that happen?

James H. Schultz

Hines