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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 04:03 PM

The 2nd Amendment is an anachronism. [View all]

The Founders were opposed to permanent standing armies because at the time they were associated with monarchical absolutism and instead expected state militias to do the job of defense, that is the context of the 2nd Amendment. It says people have a right to own weapons so they can serve in the militia need be. it has nothing to do with an absolute right to own guns.

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