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  •  History is always complicated. (3+ / 0-)
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    Hey338Too, Cassandra Waites, semiot

    In a frontier nation people in many places had reason to defend themselves for many reasons. I think that the important issue is what led them to put this specific piece of language in the constitution. There were many aspects of life of the times that were taken for granted that did not find their way into it. I think that the 10 amendments of the bill of rights represented a series of compromises over various issues of contention. This seems like a plausible explanation of the primary focus in this particular compromise.

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