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During the #NRAConvention #NRAAM2018, it is worth debunking that favorite canard of the gun fetish lobby: that the #2A's "Well-Regulated Militia" clause is only a "Prefatory Clause" to the "Operational Clause" that lets #GunNuts hoard AR-15s.

No, and here's why:

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This is the text of the Second 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."

The @NRA and its spokesholes pretend the first half of the Amendment doesn't exist.

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They'll scream "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED" until they have a heart attack, but the real kicker is... this isn't the first, or even the second, time that the Constitution establishes and explains what it wants and means by "A well regulated militia."

Let's read Articles I & II.

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