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  •  I can imagine reactions from Jefferson and Madison (2+ / 0-)
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    if you showed them the massive array of modern very lethal "arms" and asked them if this is what they had in mind with the Second Amendment. I would guess that they would be horrifed and would admit that this was not what they had in mind.

    •  What I can tell you for certain is this - (0+ / 0-)

      when they said "bear arms", they didn't mean tiny pistols hidden in peoples armpits.

      This place needs a PVP server.

      by JesseCW on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:38:41 PM PST

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      •  And Madison CLEARLY had "the military" in mind (1+ / 0-)
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        in his early drafts, because he also specified that conscientious objectors were not to be required to join the militia.

        If it's
        Not your body,
        Then it's
        Not your choice
        And it's
        None of your damn business!

        by TheOtherMaven on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:58:47 PM PST

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