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Old December 30, 2012, 07:23 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by 1stmar
they also had an expectation that the militia was regulated, not simply citizens with arms.
Yes, something -maybe a sense of community- was lost when militia meetings ceased. However, I somehow doubt that the more pacifist members of society would be thrilled by reviving periodic mandatory militia meetings that would involve practicing marksmanship, learning to maintain arms, or any of the other attributes of a well regulated militia.
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