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  •  NRA types have argued sometimes (0+ / 0-)

    that the phrase "well-regulated" as written in 1791 meant "well-trained", not regulated like we think of government regulations.

    liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject

    by RockyMtnLib on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 05:30:23 PM PST

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    •  Even so (0+ / 0-)

      That would suggest that ownership comes with a duty to train and maintain ones position without the militia.  It would roughly mean that owning a gun requires membership in the national gun

      The current chaos meets neither definition

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 07:02:56 PM PST

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    •  They have a point but it doesn't help them (0+ / 0-)

      as it still implies the need to belong to said well-trained militia.

      These days, that means the State or National Guard (some States still have their own State Guard as well as a local branch of the National Guard).

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

      by TheOtherMaven on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 07:20:14 PM PST

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