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Response to appal_jack (Reply #30)

Mon Dec 9, 2013, 10:14 PM

32. I suggest you go the Library of Congress website and read the documents stored there

regarding the debates they had about state "well regulated militias" versus a national "standing army during peace time." The end result would be the 2nd Amendment and it had to do with states' rights to put down insurrections and a fear of a national standing army during peace time as they had experienced during British rule.

See "Shay's Rebellion," the "Whiskey Rebellion," and various other "rebellions," including "slave riots" during Colonial times for context of what the states' representatives were referencing in their remarks, publications, and debates.

Then you should continue to read what the Constitutional Framers did with the newly minted Constitution with regard to "well regulated militias" that required gun registration and regularly scheduled militia exercises to ensure the militia members were capable of putting down any "rebellions" should the need arise. It included having regulated "arms" and physically able bodies.

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