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Feinstein: Goal is to Dry Up the Supply Of Weapons Over Time

Brent150 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 6:05 PM
I'll agree some forget or ignore the Militia language in amendment 2. But it doesn't matter if they do. The Militia's are protected as a by-product and result of the following language which explicitly protects the citizen. It says the right of the People (individual citizens) to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, not that the right of the Militia group to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
RickG_Prov_RI Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 6:24 PM
There is a good case that the term 'well regulated militia' means the militia is only regulated by the ability of the citizens to resist them becoming 'unregulated'. Hence, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 6:36 PM
"well regulated militia" means "well trained in the military arts".
RickG_Prov_RI Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 6:44 PM
I agree with what you're saying. I was referring to the fact we will become a 'well regulated' society whether it's sensible or not if there is no capability to resist force with force.
Brent150 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 6:12 PM
In addition, early versions of the language before it was passed indicated that "Militia" was considered to mean "The whole people" - that is, every citizen may find it necessary to secure their freedoms by resorting to armed resistance.
On July 21,The House voted in favor of Madison's motion, and the Bill of Rights entered committee for review. The committee returned to the House a reworded version of the Second Amendment on July 28.On August 17, that version was read into the Journal:

A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, being the best security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; but no person religiously scrupulous shall be compelled to bear arms.

Surrounded by law enforcement officers, mayors, police chiefs, gun “safety” groups, Democratic legislators and a display of semi-automatic rifles and pistols, California Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced her new gun control legislation today on Capitol Hill.

“This is a tough battle,” Feinstein said in her opening remarks. “Some of us have been working to reduce gun violence for decades.”

The event kicked off with Rev. Gary Hall preaching about gun violence to the cameras, a mix of church and state liberals typically frown upon unless it serves a certain political purpose.