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View Diary: Should we amend the US Constitution? Justice Stevens thinks so, incl. 2nd Amendment (new book) (321 comments)

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  •  From an earlier comment....While nearly 100 people (0+ / 0-)

    a day die to gun violence.   OMG, that’s over 35,000 a year.

    In 1792, the year after the 2nd Amendment was ratified, Congress passed a statute that purported to establish “an Uniform Militia throughout the United States.”  The statute commanded every able-bodied white male citizen between the ages of 18 and 45 to be enrolled therein and to “provide himself with a good musket or firelock...

    Why not get each states to pass a law limiting arms as above and require each gun owner (without exceptions) to enroll in such a militia.?   That might put a good dent in the 35,000 estimate!

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