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Old December 31, 2012, 03:54 PM   #83
natman
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The key here is "well regulated militia", while I believe they would have expected/required/desired the militia to have equivalent arms, they also had an expectation that the militia was regulated, not simply citizens with arms. I believe that is where the 2nd amendment is weak as it pertains to civilian privileges of arms, and subsequently is at risk.
Again, direct from Heller, page 1:

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The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.
While the Supreme Court decision DC v Heller didn't settle every 2nd Amendment issue, it settled lots of them. If it did, there's no sense in rehashing them again.
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