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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 years ago

Why is the "Well regulated militia" part of the 2nd amendment always ignored?

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago
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    Because it's preceded by Article 1 Section 8, Clause 16 which puts those well regulated militias under Federal control.

    The cold hard truth that I just wrote destroys the violent fantasies of the gun crazies who honestly believe that if Billy Bob Johnson wakes up one morning and decides that the President is a tyrant ,the Second Amendment gives him the right to act on his own authority and assassinate the President

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    The supreme court ruled that all able bodied men of service age constitute the "well regulated militia". In the same ruling they stated that the government has the authority to order all such men to report for duty. That when ordered to report they are expected to report armed for combat to meet an enemy in combat. Armed includes providing ones own ammunition and field rations.

    Which means if you do not have a semi-automatic rifle and 150 rounds of ammunition- you are not being the citizen the supreme court dictates you should be under the 2nd amendment to the constitution.

    So you have better go get a gun now and learn how to use it!

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Because most people are ignorant of their country's history. The early Americans were opposed to a large standing army. They wanted and expected ordinary law abiding people to form the country's militias. They didn't envision kooks trying to overthrow the government or shoot up taverns and churches.

  • 2 years ago

    What is always ignored is that the phrase held a very different common understood meaning when it was penned than it does now.

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  • 2 years ago

    Because they are gun addicts, not enthusiasts.

  • 2 years ago

    What makes you say it is ignored?

    You can't have a militia without private citizens having guns. A militia is not the military establishment and is not part of the government.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    I do not ignore it. A well regulated militia in the eighteenth century was one that generally had uniforms and performed close order drills. They could hold their position and fire volleys by rank on command until ordered to cease firing, no matter what. The other kind of militia were the irregulars. Incidentally, the term has nothing to do with government regulation.

  • 2 years ago

    My gun club is well regulated.

    The NRA is well regulated.

    Next false complaint ???

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Because gun nuts choose to ignore it in their dishonesty.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    We need guns so we can shoot worthless 2nd Amendment hating liberals like you. BANG BANG BANG!!!!

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