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  •  Don't forget the Militia Acts of 1792. (6+ / 0-)

    That is what a "well regulated militia" looks like.

    •  Yes. (0+ / 0-)

      specifically, the part where it includes roughly every male between the ages of 18 and 45.  Required to provide arms at their own expense, if I recall, but maybe that was the act of 1787.

      by law, all males in this age range are still members of the militia.  Arguably they're not well-regulated, but it's in irrelevant point because the RKBA belongs to "the people" and not just to a subset of males aged 18-45.

      It's been a hundred years, isn't it time we stopped blaming Captain Smith for sinking the Titanic?

      by happymisanthropy on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 03:25:27 PM PST

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