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Nos Nevets Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 4:10 PM
Carol, If the town supplies the guns and the training, for those who do not want to provide their own? I.e., a well regulated militia, per Switzerland, or 2nd Amendment? If a town mandated that (allowing for conscientious objectors & disability), would that be too much burden to impose on the citizenry to withstand constitutional scrutiny? If so, what does a constitutionally valid "well regulated militia" envisioned within that same document look like?

Some communities have considered -- or are even passing -- ordinances to make gun ownership mandatory.  Like the Supreme Court, I believe the Second Amendment is a fundamental right, and when the Framers said that it cannot be "infringed," they meant it.  

But that's a far cry from a government requiring citizens to make a purchase.  Indeed, one of the chief conservative objections to ObamaCare has been the individual mandate -- a requirement that citizens purchase health insurance.  Just because the Constitution...