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Indy Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 11:44 AM
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9. Yes, Well regulated, as in well functioning
Edited on Thu Feb-21-08 12:05 PM by Indy Lurker
such as a well regulated clock.

In fact old clocks with a precision movement were called a "regulator".




ON EDIT:

As I have said before, there is no IF...THEN statement in the 2nd amendment.

There are just two statements, both declarations.


The first is that: A well regulated militia, being (inasmuch as it is) necessary to the security of a free state

The second is that: the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.


There are no questions being asked, there is nothing conditional.


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Being \Be"ing\, adv. Since; inasmuch as.

And being you have Declined his means, you have increased his malice. --Beau. & Fl.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)







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