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Gun control activists have long viewed the second amendment as a thorn in their side — a legal barrier to ban guns entirely.

Rather than retract the law prohibiting infringements on the right to citizens to own guns, one history text book company went so far as to change the very language and definition of the amendment.

The actual second amendment reads, “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.”

An AP U.S. history book used at Guyer High School in Denton, Texas has taken it upon themselves to change the meaning of the amendment that allows citizens the right to own a gun, according to a post on the Daily Paul.

“The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia,” the text books says.


The textbook’s version implies that only state-sanctioned police or military forces are allowed to carry a gun, which is neither correct, nor the intention of the founders.

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Betsi Fores is a Content Editor for Rare. Follow her on Twitter at @ejfores.

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