2nd Amendment Wording

Let’s get right to the heart of the matter, the 2nd Amendment:

“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.”

Now, listening to a Young Turks video some time ago I heard them say that each word, each punctuation was carefully considered for the Constitution and the amendments.

They did carefully scrutinize each word.  But let’s look at that deeper here and specifically two words which the left are redefining, ‘Militia’ and ‘people’.

Fact it, if you are writing a sentence about a militia, you would not change the word to people in the middle of it, or even an army, for example:

The militia ran towards the enemy, the people giving it all they had.

It sounds odd.  People would criticize the wording of the sentence.  You’ve gone from soldiers to civilians.  I’ve never come across such a sentence where the writer changes in such a way and still means the same thing.  Consider this sentence:

The militia charged, the people ran.

The most accepted meaning here is the soldiers, militia, are running and citizens, people, are running away.

It seems highly improbable that the founders would make such a careless error in judgment over wording, especially considering they argued over almost every word and comma.

However liberals are changing the wording without considering how it really works simply because it fits the narrative they wish to push.