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.
So by ensuring that the government could not disarm the people (who made up the militia), the Second Amendment ensures that the Federal Government could not disarm the militia and thusly ensures that the militia can be armed.
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Last edited by Webleymkv; April 28, 2009 at 07:38 PM.