Originally posted by Mrgone
Washington: The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men. Art. I, § 24 (enacted 1889).
Interesting. I can defend myself or the state but I can't hire mercenaries to protect my company or myself. That seems like a weird way for them to word that