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The 2nd Amendment was not put in place to protect against tyrannical gov't. [View all]

http://consortiumnews.com/2012/12/21/the-rights-second-amendment-lies/

It was put in place to protect the STATE against indian uprisings, rebellious civilians (think Shay's Rebellion, the Whiskey Rebellion) and to put down slave rebellions. It was also a way of assuaging the angst of some of the so-called "founding fathers" like Thomas Jefferson who were suspicious of standing armies during times of peace.

A well regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

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