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.
That places the whole importance and purpose on the “well regulated militia” part, with the general right to bear arms as a corollary necessary for it. I’m all for well regulated militias, I’m all for sports shooting and hunting, and all for proper home defence. I’m less for the idea that anyone can walk into a bazaar and pay $50 for a snubnose then carry it into a mall where, because of their paranoid delusions the state doesn’t want to pay to care about, they’ll shoot up a news stand for selling foreign tabloids.
There are less “checks and balances” for people buying and using guns, instruments explicitly designed and made to kill other people, than there are for cars or credit cards. And that’s just silly.