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.
I'll admit I have some interpretation conflicts when trying to reconcile "well regulated militia" with "shall not be infringed". I'm not trying to MAKE the 2nd amendment say what I think it should mean, but what did the founders intend. We know the colonies had just fought the war of independence, which had to be fresh on their minds.
What do you think they where thinking?