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What is a “well-regulated militia” and why are we so sure it refers to everyone?

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The rightwing will cite court precedent for this issue, but they don’t actually offer an explanation for why it should be interpreted this way.

Should this apply to 5 year olds? Should it be made legal for kids to buy firearms from a licensed firearm business because of how this is interpreted?
 

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The rightwing will cite court precedent for this issue, but they don’t actually offer an explanation for why it should be interpreted this way.

Should this apply to 5 year olds? Should it be made legal for kids to buy firearms from a licensed firearm business because of how this is interpreted?
"Well regulated militia" was probably put in there accidently.
 
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You need to read and comprehend the entire wording of the 2A. Taking just one piece of it, is nonsensical and ignorant
 
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You need to read and comprehend the entire wording of the 2A. Taking just one piece of it, is nonsensical and ignorant
Then you should be able to just answer the question right now.
 

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The rightwing will cite court precedent for this issue, but they don’t actually offer an explanation for why it should be interpreted this way.

Should this apply to 5 year olds? Should it be made legal for kids to buy firearms from a licensed firearm business because of how this is interpreted?
The militia was we the people, more commonly known as any able-bodied male. That was the definition at the time of writing of the Constitution. Able body is any male that can shoot and defend their nation. 5 year old's is a real stretch...
 

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The rightwing will cite court precedent for this issue, but they don’t actually offer an explanation for why it should be interpreted this way.

Should this apply to 5 year olds? Should it be made legal for kids to buy firearms from a licensed firearm business because of how this is interpreted?
Great idea thread !

I am okay with anything
As long as Greta Funberg doesn't get an AR-15
 

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The phrase can be confusing, it really doesn't need to be there.
Its only confusing to those who do not know the meaning of the language at the time of writing.
 

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Then you should be able to just answer the question right now.
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.


Answered.
 
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The militia was we the people, more commonly known as any able-bodied male. That was the definition at the time of writing of the Constitution. Able body is any male that can shoot and defend their nation. 5 year old's is a real stretch...
Where is the justification in the constitution that it refers ONLY to able bodied men? If that were true, should we be making it illegal for a woman to buy a gun?
 

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This is a great example of why we have an independent Supreme Court unelected because the elections can be stolen...

Congress & the White House
should be able
to intimidate the Supreme Court ?

Or allow somebody else to do the dirty work (westboro baptist berniecrats)
 

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Billy, you've lost this fight. The right to own firearms -- for any reason, or no reason at all -- is an individual right.
The punctuation means things...
 

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Where is the justification in the constitution that it refers ONLY to able bodied men? If that were true, should we be making it illegal for a woman to buy a gun?
Have you ever read the Federalist papers? Studied them? They are the debate of why we do the thing we do and what the terms meant at the time. I suggest you do. They will answer a whole lot of the questions you ask.
 

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The rightwing will cite court precedent for this issue, but they don’t actually offer an explanation for why it should be interpreted this way.

Should this apply to 5 year olds? Should it be made legal for kids to buy firearms from a licensed firearm business because of how this is interpreted?
a well regulated militia is a well armed and supported civilian military,,

so that means the people should have all the same arms as any force that they may encounter,,

kinda useless if the people were outgunned,,
 
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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.


Answered.
But why can we be sure the context of the right to bear arms applies to any context outside of a well regulated militia?
 

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Where is the justification in the constitution that it refers ONLY to able bodied men? If that were true, should we be making it illegal for a woman to buy a gun?
Moron... "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed" Note the words.. THE PEOEPLE. gender was not assigned.
 

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