First of all, unless I am much mistaken , the 2nd amendment is written in English. If one lives in a largely English speaking nation, then one ought to be able to bloody well read it and understand it, and therefore a rewrite/explanation, should be superflous. If someone is having trouble reading it, then dont appease ignorance by providing a translation. Send them instead to a place where they can actually learn to read the language they speak.
Also, the example of Syria is SO poor its ridiculous. For a start, private citizens were allowed to possess and open carry a weapon, as long as they
had a liscense to own the firearm. Sounds reasonable to me! Such permissions were refused only to those with domestic violence in thier history, and
those with a criminal record. Now, it may well be the case that thier laws are draconian and biased, but a sensible citizen activist knows how to
avoid those pitfalls as well as they understand how to breathe in and out. In short, Syrians were better armed than those of us in the UK, France and
Germany ever are, and we are not in the process of being shot at by our own armed forces just at the moment.
It is of course true that military equipment ownership was prohibited there, AS IT SHOULD BE ANYWHERE! No one has a legitimate use for an automatic
weapon, nor an anti aircraft cannon, nor a hand grenade, nor an RPG or any other bloody thing REMOTELY like it, unless they are in combat, as part of
a military organisation.