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Uncle Sam is asking Americans if they could refrain from slapping guns on their drones

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Re: But...but

Not to mention that the National Guard can, with the stroke of a pen, be federalized and become part of the national military. If the Second Amendment was only about a "national guard" then the firearms under their control would, at the point of federalization, instantly come under control of the federal government.

The Second Amendment does not _grant_ an individual the right to own firearms. It _prohibits_ federal and state governments from passing laws limiting or outlawing the private ownership of firearms. That's why the term "shall not be infringed" is used.

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