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User Info The Position All Thinking Americans Are FORCED To Adopt; entered at 2017-11-10 15:35:54
Mjsmith
Posts: 162
Registered: 2011-12-08 United States
I was going to say something to this effect in the prior discussion, but decided a nod to John Ross was good enough.

The second amendment reads: "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."

There are no exceptions or exclusions or conditions in there.

There is no exception in there about "prohibited" persons.
There is no exception in there about "reasonable" restrictions.
There is no exception in there about training requirements.
There is no condition in there about "sporting" purposes.
There is no condition in there about "hunting" purposes.
There is no condition in there about "military style."
There is no condition in there about "non military style."
There is no condition in there for "long guns."
There is no condition in there for "short guns."
There is no condition in there for "hand guns."
There is no condition in there for "concealed guns."
There is no condition in there for "unconcealed guns."

When you run into someone who twaddles on about the words "well regulated" or "militia", first of all, simply punch them in the face and walk away. It's ok, they had it coming.

Regardless of how someone wants to interpret the meaning(s) of the words "well regulated" and/or "militia", the RIGHT being addressed by the second amendment is the "right of the people."

Now, second of all, if you have someone who continues to insist on twaddling on about the meaning of "militia" and/or "well regulated" after the aforementioned punch in the face, tell them "Fine, ok, go get me the definition of those words from a PERIOD dictionary."

I'll help out.

The "militia" is every able bodied adult (male) citizen, who comes to the party bringing their own privately owned arms.

A period definition of "Regulated" meant in good working order, operating properly. As in for example, a mechanical clock that kept exceptionally accurate time would be described as a "well regulated clock."








2017-11-10 15:35:54