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Old 09-03-2019, 09:21 AM
Shodan is offline
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Originally Posted by E-DUB View Post
If you're going to use the 18th century definition of "Well regulated", you have to use the 18th century definition of "arms" (not to mention "bear", which I'd think would toss concealed-carry out the window). Conversely, if you're going to use the 21st century meaning of "arms", then don't take umbrage with those wishing to use the 21st century meaning of "well regulated".
Again - "well regulated" applies to the militia, not the arms.

You could, I suppose, apply a different definition to "militia". But the Second Amendment says that the right of the people to keep and bear arms cannot be infringed, no matter what you say about the militia. So whatever you wind up with as a "well regulated militia", the people have to have a right to keep and bear arms so you can wind up with it.

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Shodan