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Tue Apr 7, 2015, 01:39 PM

1. Let's take the militia clause as the controllers would prefer --

The right of the people to keep and bear arms is related service within the militia. Yet, one cannot serve in the militia unless they have the right to keep and bear arms. However, arms for the militia are supplied by the individual, not the government.

It's often said, "We don't need a militia because we're the sole superpower on the face of the Earth! 'MERICA!" Well, apart from the sudden and unexpected applause for the MIC from supposed Progressives it's hard to imagine any scenario where this is a permanent state of affairs. Other powers may arise. America may decline or simply elect to get out of the World Police business.

Similarly, it is current federal law that all able-bodied men 18 to 45 are considered members of the unorganized militia. Yes, you read that right -- the militia exists by federal mandate. Militias aren't just for federal purposes, it serves state and local governments as well, i.e. in the event of a major calamity such as hurricane that devastated Galveston Texas in 1900.

If the Controller interpretation is to be believed they would not be arguing for AWB bans but rather arguing for laws requiring all able-bodied citizens of military age to maintain "assault weapons" in serviceable order.

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