"A well regulated militia..."

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    Half-truth ^^^:

    "Justice Scalia never saw his majority opinion in the District of Columbia v. Heller eliminating the government’s ability to regulate guns. “Although we do not undertake an exhaustive historical analysis today of the full scope of the Second Amendment,” Scalia cautioned, “nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools or government buildings or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.”

    Taken from the Heller Decision.
     
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    Well it's not all that either apparently

    The Origins of "Militia" in the Second Amendment — It's Not About Slavery | Ryan McMaken
     
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    This does not mean 1/10th of what you want it to mean.
     
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    Again, conservatives loathe the Heller decision.
     
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    Another lie from Clayton.
    It's all he does.
     
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    Ah, an alternative "fact", in a blog. Got it.
     
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    Let's parse the 2nd A.

    A. “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.”

    or,

    B. “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.”

    or,

    C. “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.”

    Seems clear to me, without a well-regulated Militia, the security of the free state could not be assured.

    The silly response will be a single man with an AR15 / AK47 and many large magazines could stand up to a small company of well trained Federal Agents (FBI, ATF&E, US Marshalls) or a squad of trained Rangers/Marines/Seals.
     
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    English grammar and the English language were never your strong point, are they?

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    This has already been done:

    The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.

    Don't like it? Too bad.
     
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