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  •  none of that makes it valid (0+ / 0-)

    to say that the only reason the second exists was slave patrols.  this debate is way too important for muddied waters.

    Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

    by Cedwyn on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 10:56:26 AM PST

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    •  There were also Indians, but slaves wre (0+ / 0-)

      a huge part of it.  A restriction by the Feds on arms would have hugely differing effect on a SC than a RI.   Because one had a huge angry population kept in place by a militia.

      The second was to protect states in precarious positions from that sort of pressure.  It's a state power provision.

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

      by Inland on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 12:16:54 PM PST

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      •  they wrote extensively (0+ / 0-)

        about other reasons; their original writings are very illuminating.

        Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

        by Cedwyn on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 01:17:26 PM PST

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        •  Well, if there's a document that's not (0+ / 0-)

          tainted with slavery, it's not the constitution.  The second is about state  militias and militias were concerned with slave rebellion.  

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

          by Inland on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 02:28:29 PM PST

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