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FudaFuda Donating Member (425 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 10:38 AM
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119. yep.
Yeah, just run a google on 'meaning of well regulated 2nd amendment' and you'll get a plethora of discussions on this. But one problem with trying to extract objectivity out of the 2nd amendment debate is that almost any source of info you find on the subject is advocating one side or the other ... everyone's on a soapbox. But the meaning of 'well-regulated' in the 2nd amendment context has been discussed here before ...

And this .pdf has some examples of historical usage of the phrase 'well-regulated' which supports the 'in good working order' meaning ...

I was an English major before losing my mind and going to law school, and read a LOT of 18th and 19th century literature. My opinion through that experience is subjective, but I have no problem reading 'well-regulated' to mean fully decked out.
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