If a state taxes its citizens, and maintains its own "Well regulated militia." Do they still have to allow citizens to keep their own guns?

The wording of the 2nd amendment suggests to me...if a militia exists...then there's no reason for citizens to privately own guns

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  • 6 months ago
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    Scotus ruled (in validating the Selective service act) that all US males constitute the militia and also stated that these citizens can be ordered to report for duty and be required to provide their own weapons.

    Scotus also ruled that a sawed off shot gun was not protected by the 2nd amendment because it was not a military style weapon.

    So the issue has been decided. We are the militia and as such it has been ruled that we can be expected to provide our own military grade weapons.

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  • 6 months ago

    Explain the phrase "of the people"

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  • 6 months ago

    "Well regulated" really means "not regulated at all". Didn't you know that? And according to some idiots on here it means "not being insane". No kidding.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    The state can have A militia, but THE Militia is made up of citizens who are NOT part of the government.

    "Armed citizens, to keep the state or newly formed Federal

    government in check."

    James Madison - Federalist 46 - Published January 29, 1788.

    "A well regulated Militia, being NECESSARY to the security

    of a FREE State, the RIGHT of the PEOPLE to KEEP and

    BEAR Arms, shall NOT be infringed."

    Law abiding citizens ARE the Militia.

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    • Patrick
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      6 months agoReport

      In any case, we know who they were talking about by reading the assorted Federalist papers.

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  • Yes, dumbass, they still have to allow it.

    * Dumbass Liberal attack on the Second Amendment #237.

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  • 6 months ago

    The definition of Militia was the Whole of the able bodied men of the Nation.So what now? Are yo going to claim women and invalids don't have a Right to Bear Arms?

    Let's see what the Supreme Court does with that in today's America.

    "The Right to Bear Arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED" !

    No One State can negate a Constitutional Right.

    I will consider the notion that someone who suffers from mental problems may be considered to NOT be "well regulated".

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    • PoBoy
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      6 months agoReport

      Well-regulated does not mean 50 fat guys running around in the woods AK'ing squirrels. Well-regulated means exactly what it says, not what loony Republicans wish it said. Heller was wrongly decided and will change. And you will lose the ability to commit mass murder.

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  • hamel5
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    6 months ago

    Now that the court has moved to the right, your interpretation wouldn't fly. The Founders were reserving the right of states to maintain their militias as there was little in the way of law enforcement . One of the hot topics of the day was how large a standing army the federal government would maintain. The state's rights democrats were not in favor of centralized power

  • 6 months ago

    The state militia does exist, they call it the National Guard and the guns for all crowd is free to join.

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    • Actual Llewen
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      6 months agoReport

      The National Guard is part of the US Army. George Bush One told Indiana National Guard to deploy to Panama. The Governor of Indiana said no. The courts said National Guard is part of the Army. How's that jib with a militia to keep America free?

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  • 6 months ago

    I agree , you are legally illiterate .

    Just a tip , read more than the opening sentence to understand an amendment . Additionally , the Supreme Court has visited this subject and ruled on it .

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  • 6 months ago

    idk but Trump's tax cuts are AWESOME!!! and Trump loves guns and respects the 2nd amendment like a TRUE American!!!!!

    #Trump2020

    #KAG

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