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  •  The orginal intent was not militia that later (2+ / 0-)
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    extended to an individual...unless you can cite me all the laws that originated from the date of the creation of the Bill of Rights that forbade any individual, except those in the militia, from owning a gun.  

    The founding fathers didn't all die the day after they created the Bill of Rights and leave it all up to third party interpretation from that moment on.  If the intent was that only active militia could own firearms....why did not every town in the country make new laws and proclamations stating this?  Why were women who could not be in the militia officially allowed to own guns? Why did the companies on the Oregon Trail require guns and 6 months of ammo and even single women who wish to travel had the same requirement...if all of those weapons were totally illegal?

    The intent was never only for the militia, and you do not even have to figure this out from interpretation or the events that happened right after the Bill of Rights was created.  You can go directly to the source and the many public debates and written writings of the founders themselves and the reason behind the 2A and their opinion on why it needed to be in the Bill of Rights.  They were not in agreement at first over the entire idea of a Bill of Rights being created at all....and so many times they debates and argued and wrote to one another, until they finally were in agreement.

    •  OK, Bailey, I'll listen to you, blogging on DKos. (0+ / 0-)

      Why don't you write a diary about this subject and put your theories to the test? With citations, of course.

      It was a question for a reason - looking for a reasonable answer.

    •  Seriously? (0+ / 0-)
      If the intent was that only active militia could own firearms....why did not every town in the country make new laws and proclamations stating this?  Why were women who could not be in the militia officially allowed to own guns? Why did the companies on the Oregon Trail require guns and 6 months of ammo and even single women who wish to travel had the same requirement...if all of those weapons were totally illegal?
      In answer to your question; Because the 2A doesn't say;
      "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state...and for anyone not part of the militia it's illegal."

      If Liberals hated America, we'd vote Republican.

      by ord avg guy on Sat May 04, 2013 at 07:18:28 PM PDT

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