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  •  More work needed. Remember that the militia was (3+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse, Cedwyn, Just Bob

    either run and organized  by a state or by the Feds under article 1 section 8, not a separate and private group of local armies, the way the current myth goes. Remember, the history of the time was that the army/called up militia were used against separate and private groups, those invloved in Shay's Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion in 1792 and 1794. Under the current theory, Shay and the Whiskey had the kind of militia to fight off the Feds that was intended to be referred to as the 'well regulated militia', not the militia referred to in the constitution which could be and was called up to fight off the Shay and Whiskey rebels. .

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