Modern words: BECAUSE a free nation needs a standing army so they can remain free from foreign enemies who would destroy it, in order to keep a domestic tyrant from using that army to enslave the country, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall NOT be infringed.
Here is the text: 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.
So we need an army in order to preserve our free country. BUT, since a despot could use that army to deprive us of our rights, we need a counter-balance. So THE PEOPLE need to be armed. You know, like Minutemen!
People, it’s really not hard. Think of who wrote it and what they had just been through!