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FudaFuda Donating Member (425 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 12:24 PM
Response to Reply #136
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Edited on Thu Feb-26-09 12:26 PM by FudaFuda
Primavera wrote = "Employing this definition, how can a disorderly mob of untrained, undisciplined citizens, unsupervised by any, accountable to none, qualify as a "well-regulated" militia?"

I don't think the founders intended the majority of citizens to be untrained or undisciplined in the use of firearms, though we have allowed that to occur. But 'disorderly mobs' tend to get orderly pretty quickly when they assemble for a common cause.

If you had a time machine you could ask that question of the typical militiaman who showed up to fight during the Revolutionary War, who was not issued a weapon or uniform but instead came in his own clothes, with his own gun.

Or, you could refer to the U.S. Code and discover that all men (with some exceptions) in the United States aged 17 to 45 belong to the 'unorganized militia'.

Or, you could ask the VietCong, or the mujahideen.
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