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  •  "Well regulated". It was written to be adapted (1+ / 0-)
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    to modern times from the start.

    The Founders didn't have magic powers to see the future, but I have not the slightest doubt that they understood that we would see "well regulated" differently at different points in history.

    "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

    by JesseCW on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:14:38 PM PST

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    •  Not a rhetorical question: did the FF/2nd amnd. (2+ / 0-)
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      allow for private ownership of cannons, mounted guns and other military grade weaponry? Seems to me they were referring specifically to long rifles/muskets and pistols...

      Baby, where I come from...

      by ThatSinger on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:22:55 PM PST

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      •  "arms" meant stuff one soldier would carry and (2+ / 0-)
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        generally did not include the sort of weapons considered dishonorable, like stilettos or garrotes.

        Not cannon, and not really tiny pistols you could hide in your boot either.

        "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

        by JesseCW on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:31:04 PM PST

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      •  I found this (0+ / 0-)

        interesting civil war blog article, which has some historical examples of militia artillery units.

        There is nothing so ridiculous that some philosopher has not said it. -- Cicero

        by tytalus on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:36:08 PM PST

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