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WA: The Second Amendment is not about guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff

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The term keep and bear arms in the 18th century did not mean storing a weapon in your home or carrying it around on your person. The term meant that one could serve in the Militia, in 21st century terms, be a part of the military. Bearing arms was about fighting in the army or navy. Thus what the framers were talking about was not preventing persons serving in the military.

In 21st century language the Second Amendment would read: A trained and disciplined armed force is necessary to the security of a free State; therefore persons who choose to be part of that armed force shall not be prevented from serving.

Comment by: Sosalty (3/4/2017)
Liberal tripe. Your neighbors were the militia, ready to respond to a minute man messenger on horseback in short notice, thus their name "minute' men."

Comment by: MarkHamTownsend (3/4/2017)
It's a letter to an editor by yet another ignoramus who does not understand what "the right of the people" means. Nothing really to see here other than yet one more example of our crumbling ejumakashun system.

Comment by: dasing (3/4/2017)
2A is not about guns, it is about arms, all arms used in war or any arms used at home. Some of the ****had cannons at home , also!

Comment by: laker1 (3/4/2017)
Its a self evident truth that this person has brain damage and should be added to the gun ban list. I am sure that he would agree that a brain damaged person should not buy a gun.

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