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Old October 4, 2012, 03:15 AM   #93
Hugh Damright
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The 2A is about the national government disarming the people. That's all. It's not about the militia. It's not about the states
I seem to disagree.

There was a time when Virginians had British Troops here, supposedly for our well being, but really to our detriment, and we declared that a standing army was a danger to our liberty, and that the proper defense of a free State is the people of that State, organized into well regulated militia. It was not just a matter of the individual right of Virginians to be armed, we had that when the British Troops were here, there is another principle involved.

After the Civil War there was a time when Virginia was ruled by federal troops ... I think we had some individual RKBA, but I don't think we had the Second Amendment ... in fact, at one point President (Andrew) Johnson declared that the Second Amendment was being violated.
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