- Apr 23, 2017
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- New Mexico
We certainly have police forces now...don't we...Police did not exist to any significant degree till about 1900, so before then there was only the militia.
Yes...it doesThe fact we rarely need the militia now, does not mean it does not still exist and we no longer have any need for it.
The fact we have a police force no does not mean we need individual firearm less, but more, since police are always inherently corrupt, and like 1933 Germany, are always the biggest threat any country ever faces.
The whole point of a democratic republic is that the general population has to be the main source of authority and power.
When you have mercenary police and military, you have created new threats, not removed any old ones.
Only citizen soldiers and public volunteer militia should ever have arms in any democratic republic.
Private mercenary armed forces like the police and the US Army should have remained illegal.
They are the only real threat this society faces or ever faced.