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Originally posted by ImplementOfWar
No but your chances of being jumped or robbed without a weapon are alot higher. I have actually had criminals pull guns on me. If I wasn't 17 and allowed to have a concealed weapon, I would of been able to shoot them. Luckily I did'nt get shot, robbed, or beaten.
The Constitution limits and highlights the power of the federal government. The rest of the powers are reserved to the State's. The federal government in the present has encroached on the State's rights by becoming the cheif law maker. Federal Law pretty much encompass's everything imaginable from crime to the environment. Those are State rights.
y State of Rhode Island doesnt have a militia. We have a few unorganized militia that are just citizens who call themselves a militia. We have no State Defense Forces or State Militia or anything of the sort. We have the Rhode Island National Guard (which the Federal government controls).
What does being white and being rich have anything to do with the points I made?
You're racist and a troll.
Originally posted by ThatsJustWeird
Do you honestly think that the chances of being held up would lessen if guns were readily available?
What is your logic in that thinking?
Again, read a history book.
This was done on PURPOSE! The constitution was written exactly for this purpose. The way you're suggesting didn't work before the constitution and it sure wouldn't work now.
Do you have any proof the federal government controls the Rhode Island National Guard or are you just saying that?
And if you have just unorganized militia...who's fault is that? It's you alls. There's nothing stopping your from being more organized?
lol, you just said you wanted the country back to the way it was before 1900!!
Who beside white rich males were able to do anything??
Are you joking?
You're the one advocating the violent overthrow of our government and I'm the troll? LOL!!
(I've been here how long? You've been here how long?)
You're the one advocating we go back to a time where blacks and other minorities were less than second class citizens and I'm the racist??
You can't possibly be serious
Perhaps it's best if you just wait until you're grown and realize how the real world works before you starting posting about stuff you have no clue about....
Originally posted by ImplementOfWar
You probably did not even know it was legal for people to carry guns.
The Constitution is essentially the same as it is now as it was then. WHat point are you trying to make? Your posts really are misinformed, do you live in the UNited States? You don't seem to be too hip on how this country operates.
I don't think your post has any intelligence behind it because I don't understand what you are saying.
Again I don't think you know a thing about the country you live in.
The DICK Act which was passed in the 1930's?? made each State Militia the "National Guard". They were put under the control of the Federal Government and were setup as a reserve force for the enlisted army.
In most respects, the Army National Guard and Air National Guard are very similar to the Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve, respectively. The primary difference lies in the level of government to which they are subordinated. The Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve are subordinated to the federal government while the National Guards are subordinated to the various state governments, except when called into federal service by the President of the United States or as provided for by law. For example, the Washington Army National Guard and Washington Air National Guard are subordinated to the state of Washington and report to the governor of Washington as their commander-in-chief.
This unique relationship descends from the colonial and state militias that served as a balance against a standing federal army, which many Americans feared would threaten states’ rights. The militias were organized into the present National Guard system with the Militia Act of 1903. Consequently, it is generally held that the term “militia” as used in the United States Constitution (including the amendments) refers to the current Army and Air National Guards.
I said as far as legislation I wanted to see the o#ry the way it was before 1900. Slavery was illegal in 1900,
and there was plenty of rich people in the US that weren't white in that timeperiod.
Minorities were second class citizens in 1900? Only because people were racist, not because the "law" was holding them down. In case you forgot the Civil War was faught long before 1900.