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post #516 of (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Deimus85 View Post
The original intention of the 2nd amendment was so that the general populous would be able to defend their rights against a tyrannical and oppressive government via armed revolution.
I disagree.

I believe the 2nd amendment intended the existence of a "well organized militia", not an armed and unorganized general population.

Arguments about command and control aside, one would think that "well organized" would require, at a minimum, some regular training, a method of identifying militia members and required storage/maintenance standards like the Swiss?

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