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DuaneUrban Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 12:39 PM
Actually the Second Amendment is very specific since it mentions arms. Arms are weapons of war. A militia is not a standing army nor a professional army in reserve like the reserves and the national guard are.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 8:08 PM
the National Guard is not a true militia,it's a Reserve Component of the Regular military,secondary as a "militia".
the Second Amendment of the Constitution is NOT ABOUT hunting or sporting.
semi-auto,magazine-fed rifles such as the AR-15 and AK-47 are today's modern MILITIA weapons,and thus should be the most protected of firearms under the Second Amendment.

Militiamen were expected to appear for muster bearing arms and ammo similar to and compatible with what the Regular military had in use AT THAT TIME.
Since we "compromised" and restricted ownership of full-auto,true assault rifles,that leaves the semi-auto versions for civilian militia use.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 4:22 PM
They meant all arms, not just firearms. They were aware of (and used) swords (military officers were issued swords, and expected to be able to use them), crossbows, even the occasional bow & arrow.

Arms have never referred to military weapons only. Criminals are also considered "armed and dangerous", and that does not mean they're in the military does it?

We all know the term "The Bill of Rights" which are the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution although few of us (including me) could name them.

Hint: None of them start "Thou shalt not …" Rather they tend to start "The Government (or Congress) shalt not …" Keep that in mind.

The First Amendment is a catch-all of rights upon which the Congress may not trample: It protects an individual's freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press, as well as the right to assemble and to petition the government.

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