Let’s begin with the title, The Right to Bear Arms. In days of past it was crystal clear.
During WWII after the attack on Pearl Harbor my grandfather and many other men were instructed to get their firearms then directed to assemble and deputized to keep security watch in the city and to protect the water wells in the City of San Fernando in southern CA.
In 92 I experienced law enforcement bugging out and pulling out, during the Rodney King riots and then them being overwhelmed with all other 1st responders after the 94 Northridge earthquake hit.
During the riot there was Martial Law heavily enforced in the city, not so much in the suburbs and the infamous Korean shop owners took to their rooftops with rifles and handguns in the streets to protect themselves and their businesses, after the quake we were on our own as well dealing with looters and lawlessness.
Back to what is written on the 2nd amendment. I define it in two parts. To protect the state the people need to be ready and able, second part is simple the right to arm yourself and keep those arms is not negotiable. If one were to look up infringe in a dictionary you would think it would be crystal clear leaving no room for interpretation or opinion.
It’s how one attempts to define the 2nd amendment by lumping it in context prefaced as a direct relationship towards inferring gun owners need to be a weekend warrior and part of a paramilitary group.
Those commas are there for a reason, so the context of the right to bear arms is emphasizing those bullet points.
In my Grandfather’s day during a time of war, the 2nd amendment was absolutely put into action as written.
In my cases neither scenarios are about a militia to keep a state free from tyranny, little side note ironically in NOLA after Hurricane Katrina there were confiscations at gunpoint/use of force in some instances where the citizens were disarmed.
Back on topic, the last part is plain and simple and direct. The right of the people in these two experiences it was absolutely a right that was well to have and been protected in order to have been able to be exercised.