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  •  Sign all 18-54 year olds with guns into a (11+ / 0-)

    militia.

    Require training.

    Do 2 weeks in uniform in summer when it's damn hot.

    Etc...............

    "Stealing kids' lunch money makes them strong and independent." -- after Paul "False Prophet" Ryan

    by waterstreet2013 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 12:28:32 PM PDT

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    •  The Swiss model occurred to me today (1+ / 0-)
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      Sure, the RIGHT of all us "citizens" to keep and bear Arms as part of a Well Regulated Militia is sacred.  That shit is WRITTEN in the Second Amendment, you know.

      I like the idea the Swiss had of impressing citizens, at a certain age, to Serve -- come in and get trained in military unit tactics, learn how to husband and aim a weapon as your own part of such a citizen's local defense unit -- and receive a Standard, taxpayer-paid-for weapon you take home and maintain until called upon to join the others in your unit and defend the Nation.

      That was not only the Swiss model of a Neutral Nation's self-defense, but it was Jefferson's "ideal" that his compatriots encoded into our Constitution.  It was a generally shared vision as to how our Nation -- the Continental, goddammit, protected-by-water-on-both-coasts, United States of America -- would defend itself.

      OMG, how things change, when things change!

      Ya think the 2nd Amendment, that set that above shit up as our National Means of Protection, still applies?

      (HINT: The Constitutional vision of our National Defense didn't survive the War of 1812.)

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