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Response to DanTex (Reply #34)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 11:31 AM

98. Why was it important to prevent the federal government from disarming militias?

 

The second amendment was intended to prevent the federal government from disarming militias.

Why was this important to the founders?

Why did they consider standing armies "dangerous to liberty"?

At the time, questions about standing armies versus militias were a significant issue, and that's why the purpose of the second amendment was stated quite clearly in its preamble.

Why were questions about standing armies versus militias a significant issue?

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