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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
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    Do You Bother To Research? Comment
    Gregory Morris, 10/3/07 7:10:16 am
    I don't think that amendment means what you think it means. Um, actually, it means exactly what it says, not what you've read into it. Why, in heaven's name, would the founding fathers grant the right of the military to have guns? Does that make ANY sense to you what-so-ever?
    Militia is defined as "an organized body of citizens, as the National Guard, drilled and equipped as soldiers, but called to active service only in emergencies."
    Ok, how does that affect my right to own a firearm? Regardless of you ignorance of the actual law, does it make sense that the founding fathers would refer to the military as "the people"? Clearly it doesn't. "The People" means the same thing in the first and second amendments. Stop trying to rewrite the constitution to mean something it was never intended to mean, just because the Brady Campaign has you spoiling your depends.

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    Re: Do You Bother To Research?
    Jay, 10/4/07 6:28:55 pm
    Even though it was created from The Militia Act of 1903, the National Guard can't be the militia. They are part of the armed forces system.

    Militia members can't serve, in a militia capacity, overseas. And last time I checked out Iraq and Afghanistan, the National Guard supplied a number of the troops.

    Incidentally, state governors are no longer the sole commander in chief of the National Guard during emergencies inside their state.



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