- Jan 24, 2015
- Reaction score
- Alta California, federalist.
The defense and protection of the state and of the United States is an obligation of all persons within the state. The legislature shall provide for the discharge of this obligation and for the maintenance and regulation of an organized militia.Well regulated militia of the whole and entire People have literal recourse to our Second Amendment. The unorganized militia does not and are subject to the traditional police power of their State as a result.It does. There is no "except for" in the 2nd only a "shall not be infringed".
Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. (Illinois State Constitution)
The "Right of individual Citizens to keep and bear arms" is NOT infringed by federal gun regulations.
That right does not mean that the individual can bear ANY type of arms. It is a limited right (like all rights).
The level of arms allowed is limited to a reasonable level needed for personal security.
Any arms above that limit must only be controlled by well-regulated state militias.
Even State militias must be regulated as to the level of arms they are allowed..i.e. NO NUKES.