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Old January 5, 2013, 01:29 PM   #10
Double Naught Spy
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Some of those attending the constitutional convention, all politicians in a way, were involved in the militia in one way or another, the best known being Washington.
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Then there is the fact that we do have a standing army, and navy and airforce, etc, and that the militia has in most part been replaced almost entirely in its function by the police and national guard.
Specifically, the militia acts that were regulations to the Constitution (2nd amendment) and that recognized state militias were replaced in 1903 by the Militia Act of that year which formed the National Guard. So origiinal militia considerations and arguments largely died with the formation of the National Guard, which is fortunate that the 2nd is recognized as an individual right and not a state or militia right.
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