“Well-regulated” means “well-trained”

(1) Well-regulated was clearly explained by the Founders as “well-trained”. Folks with guns in their homes ready to fight.
(2) The main purpose of the 2nd as EXPLICITLY expressed was the security of a free state. They meant to make sure the populace had the freedom to carry and practice at shooting, so they could form a militia against attacks against the constitution from outside or inside the borders.
(3) James Madison and others of these elected leaders and founders also made clear that the arming of citizens clearly was a protection against marauders and thieves.

Of course history bears out all three points very clearly.

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” —Thomas Jefferson

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