Originally Posted by maestro pistolero
There are some active, state sanctioned militias who make take issue with that statement. And isn't the ability to raise a militia inherent in 2A?
The ones I have had shown to me are nothing like the ones that were present in 1789 when the 2A was written. One I looked at wasn't even armed but simply would perform humantarian operations. That is not a ture militia. As to raising a militia, sure a state could and then after
it was called up by competent authority issued all kinds of weapons. But I wouldn't hold my breath on that one. Today we are protected by a modern standing Army and professional police forces.