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    And not only by the South but the Northern slave owners as well.

    But it brought about the National Guard which was formed, as it should have been in those early days, and evolved over time by what the States and Federal Government saw the need for that was missing in not only protect of individual states, rather then having citizens of running around willy nilly, if you will, but the emergencies within that a well trained and regulated militia would do to help the citizens within and can be called upon, under structured leadership, to give aid and comfort to the citizens of.

    Like I say above, these arguments about, and the NRA especially, are no different then what we today call others as 'criminal terrorist', some within that culture have taken up their arms to do what these international terrorist orgs also have done or tried to on the domestic front but everyone fears calling them 'terrorists'. Even back then they were considered 'criminals' like the ones that roamed as marauders or small groups fighting for their ideologies under no control of state or federal regulations for safety of the rest of society.

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:56:13 AM PST

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    •  It is also true that another difference between he (0+ / 0-)

      who is acting as part of the well regulated militia and under orders is in a different legal position that he who simply assumes he is one and can act autonomously, the difference lying in sovreign immunity in the event that those two each shoot and kill someone. The one running around lose does not have it and can be prosecuted and the one who has it, can't.

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