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  •  Well, not necessarily. Perhaps the purpose was to (4+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse, Robobagpiper, stagemom, sfbob

    require the miitia to show up with their own firearms to take to duty with them, since firearms were expensive and those who were to use them would probably do best with the ones which they were familiar with and knew how to tend and load and use.

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