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  •  "Organized into militias". (0+ / 0-)

    Seems simple enough for me: why not have the states organize militias?

    Had individuals not already had guns in their possession  when town militias were needed, the British could have roamed all over MA.
    Strangely, the Brits were going to Concord and Lexington to confiscate armouries: places where the well organized militia kept arms.  

    At any rate, you like others argue too much.   It's clear that the drafters of the constitution weren't trying to make it a fair fight with the next group of rebels.   Like all revolutionaries, they thought one was enough.

    That's not even "gun control". It's more like "massacre control".

    by Inland on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:07:52 AM PST

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    •  Did you read my post? (1+ / 0-)
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      Militias were organized first at the town level.

      And at the time of Concord and Lexington, there were no states, only colonies.

      WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Dec: Life so cheap; property so sacred.

      by JayRaye on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:21:53 AM PST

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