posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 02:38 PM
originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
a reply to: Willtell
As for that military man's claims? Obviously he is as delusional and irrational as the rest of the left. The second amendment is not just about
"militias"... For a reason the second part of the second amendment states: "the right OF THE PEOPLE to keep and bear arms, shall not be
infringed." In that second part it is obvious that the founding fathers were talking about THE PEOPLE and not the militia. How hard is that
To further clarify:
In addition, the first part, "...a well regulated militia..." the word "regulated" means "orderly" or well trained (definition from an 18th Century
dictionary - pub 1781). If it were to be written today, it would say it as "...a well trained and organized militia..".
The modern definition of regulated meaning to restrict was NOT what was originally meant in the context of that line at that period of time. And the
militia was made of of the people, citizens. So to be well regulated, they needed the people to be able to own and carry personal firearms, so when
called, they would be available and trained (monthly mandatory drilling was the law in most states). Keeping the firearms in a central location was
proven a bad idea after the skirmish at Lexington and Concord. That is when the British regulars (well regulated army soldiers) marched toward Concord
to seize the cache of weapons and powder stored centrally there. After that, the firearms and powder were meant to be stored in each home to
distribute them among the people to avoid that possibility in the future.
This is basic American History, which is all but forgotten and has been removed from the American school system.
I wonder why they do not want kids learning this aspect of our founding?
Hmmm.... Could it be they want them to grow up believing that we should have not right to protect ourselves?