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Response to Brigid (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:32 PM

5. Why not?

He just proposed, essentially, classifying all Idaho adults as members of the militia. Their constitution already considers all males between 18 and 45 to be members of the militia. I supposed the 13th Amendment could be read to prohibit a draft, but SCOTUS cheerfully allowed a draft exception during WWI and has never revised that.

About the only thing this proposed change highlights is a gaping hole in the "State's rights" theory of the Second Amendment. If you truly believe that the Second Amendment only protected the state's right to arm and equip a militia, then it seems that Idaho should have the Constitutional right to issue/sell/legalize military-grade firearms to the members of its own state militia.

Current Idaho Constitution: http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/stcon/articl14.htm

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