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WWFZD Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:27 PM
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22. Well regulated, er stated
In the parlance of the day folks would speak of a well regulated gentleman - an individual who is orderly, sober, rational, reasoned, one not given to sudden outbursts of emotional hysteria. With the militia well defined as adult males ready to bring their own weapons to the fight if necessary, the well regulated militia means exactly that. The people are the well regulated militia. That same WRM being necessary to the security of free state the govt shall not interfere with the well regulated peoples RKBA and be part of that WRM.
Contrast that with another group of armed citizens, the lynch mob, the witch hunters, the vigilantes and the cross burners. Excitable, emotional, irrational and easily led by the latest prophet of the day. A non-well regulated mob of jackasses who can, by due process, have their RKBA taken away from them.
The well regulated militia is also a pretty good way to deal with the non regulated mob like the lunatics who open fire in public places, almost always gun free zones.
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