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  •  As Thom Hartman and others have pointed (0+ / 0-)

    out, the precursor to the Militias of the 2nd Amendment, where the Southern State Militias who patrolled to keep down a potential rebellion by African Slaves.  In other words, a Gun Civil War is a Racial Civil War.

    •  Wise to worry about this, looking decades ahead. (0+ / 0-)

      Busy day so I can't write long, but thanks for raising this issue, it's worthy of discussion.

      Hastily:

      It's one argument for seeking federal gun-policies, rather than making it purely a states-rights issue: the concern that some states might 'arm up' as part of secessionist passions is not totally out of the realm of possibility, if one extrapolates trends from the past 20 years into 2050 and beyond.

      Join us at RASA: Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment. (Repeal will not ban guns, just help regulate them.)

      by Sharon Wraight on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 12:29:58 AM PST

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