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  •  "among the American people there is a growing (1+ / 0-)
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    indifference to any system of militia discipline"

    Whatever lack of discipline he may have experienced that led to this is nothing in our terms. Modern RKBA not only exalts lack of discipline, it stringently argues that there vere really was intended to be any connection between firearms and "militia" (the exception, of course, being their fabeled Militia of One). With the exception of things like Marbury v. Madison, I find very little from back then that is really vital to our time and place (really, what remains unaltered?). But if I was going to go there, I would read your quoted material as indicating that Justice Story, viewing how deeply entrenched standing armed forces have become here and now, would be inclined to hold that very little of importance, if anything, remains of Amendment 2. Seemingly he would feel that it's time has come and gone .

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 09:43:32 AM PST

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