From: Matt Jensen (email@example.com)
Date: Mon May 14 2001 - 09:30:23 PDT
On Mon, 14 May 2001, Bill Stoddard wrote:
> OBTW, the National Guard didn't exist when the 2nd Amendment was penned, so
> the argument that the 2nd Amendment (unlike all the others) applies to a
> state entity rather than individuals is simply absurd.
State militias existed. They were organized ("well regulated").
But I agree that a National Guard that can be commandeered by the Federal
Government is not the defense the framers envisioned with the 2nd
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