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  •  Something seems to be missing (3+ / 0-)

    In the real world, that whole "well regulated" part is nowhere to be found.

    Mitt Romney is filthy rich. And if he lost all his money, he'd still be filthy.

    by frsbdg on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 07:44:25 AM PST

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    •  Or "Militia"? (1+ / 0-)
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      shaharazade

      One would think that implies like government oversite/training

      Esp as at first:
      On May 8, 1792, Congress passed "[a]n act more effectually to provide for the National Defence, by establishing an Uniform Militia throughout the United States" requiring:

         [E]ach and every free able-bodied white male citizen of the respective States, resident therein, who is or shall be of age of eighteen years, and under the age of forty-five years (except as is herein after excepted) shall severally and respectively be enrolled in the militia...[and] every citizen so enrolled and notified, shall, within six months thereafter, provide himself with a good musket or firelock, a sufficient bayonet and belt, two spare flints, and a knapsack, a pouch with a box therein to contain not less than twenty-four cartridges, suited to the bore of his musket or firelock, each cartridge to contain a proper quantity of powder and ball: or with a good rifle, knapsack, shot-pouch and powder-horn, twenty balls suited to the bore of his rifle, and a quarter of a pound of powder; and shall appear, so armed, accoutred and provided, when called out to exercise, or into service, except, that when called out on company days to exercise only, he may appear without a knapsack.[91]

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