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No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

The Pilgrims who settled in America hated British landlords. Note the capitalization of the term "Owner."

The idea of a "house" of any sort carries a connotation of too much "vice" for the military — that is, the usual gambling and prostitution, "risky behavior" decried by doctors. Think, you're at war, and someone is "letting" you stay there.

And then there's that language of "a manner to be prescribed by law," a manner or custom which carries a connotation of people serving food or drink or "putting on airs" or smoking or vaping something in the room or building air or washing clothes or bedding with some substance — and we're talking about a controlled substance which isn't supposed to be available without being lawfully prescribed.

So what does the Third Amendment mean? And why is it so important in conjunction with the Second Amendment right of people at large who are not necessarily soldiers or law enforcement officers to possess and carry firearms and weapons?
 

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It has almost no functional use any more. We have a pretty well-funded military now, and they pay for their own hotel rooms.

I think there was a case a few years ago about a fire fighting crew that took over someone's house to act as an HQ, and the owner sued under Third Amendment grounds. Don't quote me on that, though.
 

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No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

The Pilgrims who settled in America hated British landlords. Note the capitalization of the term "Owner."

The idea of a "house" of any sort carries a connotation of too much "vice" for the military — that is, the usual gambling and prostitution, "risky behavior" decried by doctors. Think, you're at war, and someone is "letting" you stay there.

And then there's that language of "a manner to be prescribed by law," a manner or custom which carries a connotation of people serving food or drink or "putting on airs" or smoking or vaping something in the room or building air or washing clothes or bedding with some substance — and we're talking about a controlled substance which isn't supposed to be available without being lawfully prescribed.

So what does the Third Amendment mean? And why is it so important in conjunction with the Second Amendment right of people at large who are not necessarily soldiers or law enforcement officers to possess and carry firearms and weapons?
WTF are you talking about? The meaning of the Amendment is perfectly clear. Simply stated it means exactly what it says. The government is not permitted to use our homes to lodge the armed forces. That’s it. In full. Full stop.
 

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