read the term “bear” out of the Constitution. The explicit guarantee of the
right to “bear” arms would mean little if it did not protect the right to
“bear” arms outside of the home where they are “kept.” The most fundamental
canons of construction forbid any interpretation that would relegate
this language to the status of meaningless surplus. See, e.g., Wright v. United
States, 302 U.S. 583, 588 (1938). The courts are not free to ignore the
Second Amendment’s unmistakable distinction between the people’s right
of “keeping” arms and “bearing” them.