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  •  Sorry I was not clear. (1+ / 0-)
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    I was talking about quelling a riot.

    I made myself pretty clear how I felt and thought about this in a comment right before this:

    My point was that the militia was not a bunch of guys running around town with their guns because they wanted to carry them.

    They were instruments of the State. They were called upon to handle riots and insurrections. That's kind of the point of the second amendment.

    The irony of these guys claiming the mantle of "well regulated militia" is not lost on me. The militia would have been called to come in and clear out Bundy's Moocher rebellion.

    That the militia performed bad deeds for the captured state, much like a police force, is not what is important regarding the 2nd Amendment.

    What is important is that the militia was an instrument of the State, not gun totin' individuals and gangs.

    Hope that clears things up a bit.

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    by k9disc on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 10:34:02 PM PDT

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