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    ...since people are having fun with syntactical arguments...

    Yes, I'm setting up strawmen, but I don't understand why this one amendment is the sacred one that allows for no regulation.
    The Second Amendment is the only one that says that a right "shall not be infringed".

    Note that the First Amendment only says that "Congress shall make no law...". Unlike the right to keep and bear Arms, perhaps other regulatory mechanisms such as treaties (which are not laws) could "abridge ... the freedom of the press". And, obviously states could do so.

    Perhaps, given the wording of the Tenth Amendment, the Second Amendment was always intended to restrict the states, not just Congress, where obviously the First restricted only Congress (until the 14th Amendment and the imposition of the Incorporation Doctrine of course).

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