Comment: fun with etymology...

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fun with etymology...

arm (n.2) - weapon, weapons of a warrior (plural), implements of war (plural)
keep (v.) - to seize, hold, to observe, to keep an eye on
bear (v.) - bring, bring forth, produce, to wear, to carry

Applying a little substitution mojo, the phrase:

"the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed"

becomes:

"the right of the people to [seize, hold, observe, keep an eye on] and [bring, bring forth, produce, wear, carry] [weapons, weapons of a warrior, implements of war] shall NOT be infringed."

Not "weapons of hunting" or a "weapon sufficient to protect your house" or a "weapon less powerful than domestic law enforcement" but weapons of ---> WAR.

Any questions? :D

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