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  •  The whole point of the 2nd Amendment (3+ / 0-)
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    adrianrf, wonmug, Cartoon Peril

    was to alleviate anti-federalist fears of a new, central standing army and show that states could balance that with their own, primarily pre-existing, local forces as having a place in the defense of the fledgling country - at the time, under state jurisdiction.

    Not to make politicians fearful that they should be less tyrannical or oppressive, due to a disorganized bunch of armed citizens here and there.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 04:43:05 PM PST

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