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       The state militias were originally thought to be the primary defenders of this new country. Their performance in the war of 1812 was very inconsistent. Sometimes they fought extremely well and sometimes they didn't even show up. After the war, Congress decided to enlarge the standing federal army so that the state militias weren't needed. Former Chief Justice Berger once wrote that the second amendment does not apply to all citizens anymore because the militias were disbanded.    

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