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Old 09-10-2019, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Joeu View Post
Re: Well-regulated.


I generally tend to be skeptical of arguments from dictionary definitions, but I'm especially skeptical of arguments from incomplete dictionary definitions. That admittedly pro-gun site did some not admitted cherry-picking.

The OED itself defines well-regulated this way:

and the citations, if you read all of them, provide a much wider range of meanings than that source acknowledges.
https://www.oed.com/view/Entry/227532
Couldn't open your link, defaults to member login. And the current definition of "well regulated" isn't at issue.