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  •  A proper reading of the Constitution... (2+ / 0-)

    And gun control...

    Amendment II

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

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    Who are the people?

    We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
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    And who provides the Militia?  States?  Individuals?

    No...

    Article. I.

    Section. 8.

    The Congress shall have Power....

    To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

    To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

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    But... aren't allowed the appointment and training of these Militia?

    Section. 10.

    No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace,

    It's about time I changed my signature.

    by Khun David on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 02:35:47 PM PST

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