To: Senator John Blutarski
Even then, nowhere does the PRE-EXISTENCE of a well regulated militia appear as a qualifying condition upon which the publics right to keep and bear arms must depend.
Hasn't it already been well-established that the militia is referring to the people itself, not to a creature of the state such as a state or federal military organization?
posted on 01/01/2011 7:13:23 AM PST
It has been clearly established in numerous papers and articles, but only for one side of the argument. Those who are for the RKBA understand it. Those who are against it, parse the words like a skilled attorney, and demonstrate just as clearly to their base that it does not. Just like any 5-4 decision by SCOTUS, it depends on your foundational beliefs. Truth, logic, and reason can usually be swung either way.
posted on 01/01/2011 7:28:16 AM PST
I have over the years read many “arguments” along such lines emanating from the left - even to the point of claiming that the National Guard = a militia, but since the government itself provides arms, there is no “need” for a citizen’s right to possess firearms.
posted on 01/01/2011 10:37:53 AM PST
by Senator John Blutarski
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