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  •  "a well regulated militia" is NOT (4+ / 0-)

    a limiting factor on the Second Amendment, either through grammar, or history, or case law.

    •  More specifically, the "well-regulated militia" is (3+ / 0-)

      not a requirement of the 2nd. The prefatory clause states a desirable condition, and the operative prohibits the restriction of a right so as to facilitate that condition.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 05:27:43 AM PST

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      •  Then we are doing it wrong since we're clearly (0+ / 0-)

        are not following through with creating the desirable condition--a citizen community of gun owners with disciplined unit cohesion, skilled in their use of their arms, trained in right usage, and able to work as teams.

        When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

        by antirove on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 11:42:10 PM PST

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        •  I've proposed the removal of (1+ / 0-)
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          the standing army and enrolling EVERYONE between 18 and 45 in the citizen militia. The government gives you a rifle, ammo, and you train ever so often with it.

          And you keep all your other firearms in the meantime.

          Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

          by KVoimakas on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 09:42:51 AM PST

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        •  Do you know how many veterans... (0+ / 0-)

          are in the civilian populace?

          They are the cadre for the "unorganized militia".

          If you want anything else, please propose your ideas for government funding and organization.  We'll wait....

          P.S.  Better fire up Article 5 while you're at it.  Good luck with that.

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