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Old December 30, 2012, 06:49 PM   #33
Join Date: December 19, 2012
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Originally Posted by Old Grump View Post
The militia was required to have a musket, ball, powder and a bayonet equivalent to that used for military service and to drill with same. The rationale that the people would be armed with the same arms as a regular army troop means that what they had they not only could have but should have.

Off the top of my head I am thinking that was the second militia act of 1792 but don't take my old memory's word for it.
I think they had weaponry on par with military technology at the time. I dont think that changed. I believe the wanted us to be able to defend ourselves from al enemies, foreign and domestic, with the best means possible. I think they would still think so today. And be rightly appalled at our current situation.

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