Originally Posted by Webleymkv
arming the militia was the purpose of the Second Amendment.
Actually the 2A was the result of fears by the anti-federalists that under the articles of the COTUS that the federal government had taken control of the militias and the states were afraid that the states militia would be disarmed.
Here is a good video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPBm_...eature=channel
and even though the Professor is not progun he is historically correct.
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