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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:31 PM

14. I didn't say the first amendment.

Did you mean the second?

A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

A well-read electorate, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed.

They read precisely the same. You understand the context of 'regulated' don't you? In that time the common usage reflected 'equipped' or 'working'. There were requirements in state laws about the amount of ammo, powder, and a working weapon a household must have on hand.

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