I have read much concerning the definition of "Militia" that was accepted when the 2A was written. It was not well defined or understood universally even then. I have the simple understanding that in order for any State to be free the people must have the right to keep and bear arms. Without that right the people do not have the ability to defend themselves against threats from within or without.
I have the ability to well regulate my weapons. I have no need or desire to join with any Militia group to affirm my right to do so.
"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." Benjamin Franklin
"If you let "need" be a requirement and Government be the arbiter of that "need", then Liberty is as dead as King Tut." Jimbob86
Last edited by K_Mac; March 27, 2013 at 02:24 PM.
Reason: added "Militia group" for clarity