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Old October 2, 2012, 01:09 PM   #78
Aguila Blanca
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Originally Posted by BlueTrain
The military isn't mentioned in the 2nd amendment; the militia is, which were state troops. Remember also that militias had existed long before there was a national government. Remember too, there was a national government before there was the constitution.
The military isn't mentioned because there wasn't one. The Founders were adamantly opposed to the concept of a Federal, standing army.

And the colonial militias were not "state troops." They were local, regional groups.
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