Don’t know much about that Gun thing…

An interesting perspective on the debate over the Second Amendment. Some historians believe the beginning part of the statement (“A Well Regulated Militia”) represents the part the Founding Fathers cared about–essentially, it was the means by which all adult white men (most of whom could not vote, since the franchise was only given to white men with property) were  dragooned into serving as a free militia army for the state to use in any way it saw fit. In the first years after the Revolution, state militias were used to stifle slave rebellions and keep unpaid soldiers from storming Congress in Philadelphia.

Don’t know much about that Gun thing….

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