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View Diary: There IS an end run around the 2nd Amendment. Let's do it and #EndTheSlaughter. (309 comments)

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  •  If you make the National Guard not deployable (5+ / 0-)

    Personally I'm of the opinion that we should bring back the militias because the National Guard doesn't qualify.  The NG is regular army now, can be deployed overseas to fight foreign wars.

    Well that isn't defending the free states here at home.  There is no citizen's militia today.  So if you want to put all gun owners in a new, domestic only, non deployable, non foreign war militia, that's constitutional.

    •  That's why the old militias were (1+ / 0-)
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      Angie in WA State

      turned into the National Guard along about 1916 - they could be deployed out of country.  A now-deceased friend of mine's daddy was an officer in the Arkansas Militia when it became the Arkansas National Guard and was deployed to Mexico in late 1916 and then pretty much directly (without even time to visit the folks) shipped to France as part of the AEF under "Blackjack" Pershing in 1917.

      But yes, a restricted to domestic duty only branch of the Guard would be ideal for putting all these folks.

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