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FLASHBACK: "From My Cold, Dead Hands"

Judy S Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 9:35 AM
To the staff at Townhall...Get rid of this person rau... He is impeding the discussion and stomping all over real contributors rights.
rauljg69 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 9:44 AM
How so Judith? Give a rational explanation of how I am stomping on your rights? How am I impeding discussion. In fact I have posed a very succinct and legitimate question you refuse to answer to have an rational open discussion.

Can you tell me how today's militia is organized, trained, or regulated? Its in the 2nd amendment and HIGHLIGHTED by Katie in her article. Is that question impeding your rights to discuss the issue????? I guess you would rather impede or infringe my right of free speech. Gotta love conservatives. Blind to their own hypocrisy.
rauljg69 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 9:45 AM
In fact...I have yet to see one person even attempt to answer the question. Why is that?
InAmericaSince1627 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 10:34 AM
The subject you bring up is rather complex. A bit long to discuss in a post window that limits one to a paragraph or so.
Solid reasoned and explained answers to your questions can be found in a couple of books on the subject. First, get a copy of "The Founders Second Ammendment" by Halbrook. It discusses all aspects including the idea that owning a firearm was expected and the right so obvious it did not even need to be included in the Bill of Rights.
Second is a little collection of facts and artcles written about firearm ownership in, "The Second Amemendment Primer", from Palladium Press. An excellent reasource for study on the subject.
As this issue will go on for some time I expect to hear back from you after you read these.
Ruth228 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:52 AM
I hate to point out the obvious, but you asked for an answer, so here goes. When my ancestors fought against tyranny in the Revolutionary War, they were not soldiers, nor part of a militia. They were farmers, cobblers, black smiths, doctors, teachers and the like. They recognized tyranny and took up arms to form a militia. A very rag-tag, unorganized (compared to the British Army's standards) militia. They put that provision of "shall not be infringed" in, knowing that if the citizens ever needed to defend themselves, a new group of accountants, doctors, farmers, teachers, well you get the point, don't you?????
Ruth228 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:55 AM
Quote: Thomas Jefferson
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
Try and tell me that our founding fathers didn't want a truly armed citizen that could defend itself against tyranny....Next
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:13 PM
because it does not apply to the RKBA.
the RKBA is not dependent on militia membership. SCOTUS has ruled on that.
it's "settled law".

Anyways,militias are organized according to US Law,IF the states decide to do it. they don't have to.

FLASHBACK: Actor and former NRA President Charlton Heston during a speech in 2000 at the 129th NRA Annual Meetings.

"As we set out this year to defeat the divisive forces that would take freedom away, I want to say those fighting words for everyone within the sound of my voice to hear and to heed -- and especially for you, Mister Gore: From my cold, dead hands!”

And a quick reminder about what the Second Amendment says:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to...