Re: Question regarding the 2nd Amendment
Regardless of it being intended to mean a "state of condition" of the People, or the "State of Massachesetts", the meaning and intent of the second Amendment: "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" would apply either way.
"The People" are the State, and they were granted the right by God, to maintain a free state of being by way of keeping, and bearing arms.
(Unfortunately, we keep electing folks that think the State is supposed to control the people, rather than the in the intended founding manner)
The real problem is with legislators not being able to understand the words "right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" meand that it simply "shall not" be infringed upon.
'For no better word can be spoken of a man, than that he is careful of his horses"
"The log of a Cowboy" 1908