He handed out a quiz on the first day, with the following questions (True or False): I only got 2 of them "wrong", even though I still disagree with 1 of them. For reference purposes, here is the exact text of the Second Amendment: As you probably guessed, the professor thinks that #9 is false. He explained his reasoning, which is that the Second Amendment refers to a "well regulated militia"--it's purpose being "necessary to the security of a free state". Now, this professor strikes me as a bright fellow. He impressively took command of the class, and from his lecture, it's apparent that he knows his stuff pretty well. So, I'm looking for any sourced academic avenues of rebuttal. I told him that I disagree with his position on #9, and he is interested in discussing the issue with me further.