Actually, you are interpreting the second amendment, in this case by removing part of it. A literal reading would be one that includes the whole of the amendment, and nothing more than the amendment. And to the point I raised, nowhere in the second amendment does it say nor imply that the intention of the amendment was to guard against the government itself, which is what Mr. Nick claimed, while saying that interpretation was bad. I once again am not sure why people are having such a hard time with this. I am merely pointing out a posters hypocrisy.Back to the topic at hand. The literal translation of the 2nd Amendment is that the right to bear arms will not be impeded. Just as the First Amendment says not a damn thing about seperation of church and state.
Most Liberals struggle mightily with the above two assertions of fact. If you do not, than you are the rare one.