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Definition of Second Amendment in Textbook Causing Uproar at Texas High School

Parents at a high school near Dallas say the authors of a book on U.S. history misfired when they defined the Second Amendment -- and now one of the book's co-authors says the book is being revised.

The work book used at Guyer High School in the city of Denton, "The United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination," includes the "summary" definition of the Second Amendment to include the right to "keep and bear arms in a state militia."

The edited definition is seen by gun-rights advocates as an affront to the Second Amendment, which states in full: "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."

Source: Fox News. Read full article. (link)

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  • UnCivilServant||

    They were hoping no one would notice until it was too late.

    Even SCOTUS rejected that interpretation, and they love tormenting the constitution's plain meaning.

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