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Old 09-03-2019, 11:08 AM
Little Nemo is offline
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My personal opinion is that the second amendment was intended to placate southerners and westerners. There were concerns that the new federal government, based in Philadelphia or New York, would not help in cases of Indian uprisings or slave revolts. The states wanted to retain the option of fielding their own local forces if the national government refused to send troops.