|The American Right and the gun lobby have hijacked the original intent of the Second Amendment, which was designed for a system of citizen militias to provide for domestic 'security' without the need for a standing army. the rationale for the Second Amendment is completely lost in history. 'It has as much relevance and moral force today as Section 2 of Article 1 that permitted slavery. The Second Amendment means nothing unless we disband the National Guard and America's armed forces.' But the amendment is now a dangerous relic, writes Joe Lauria.
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