Originally Posted by Webleymkv
So by ensuring that the government could not disarm the people (who made up the militia), the Second Amendment ensures that the Federal Government could not disarm the militia.
Militia of the state. The state through it's elected government had raised and armed militias (going back to their colonial charters) and 2A protected those militias.
While the Second Amendment did indeed protect the state militias, it did so by protecting the rights of the people (who comprised the militia). It is impossible to disarm the militia if you cannot disarm the people who compose it.
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