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Old February 28, 2009, 05:34 PM   #27
Tennessee Gentleman
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Originally Posted by 44 AMP
the individuals making up that pool do have rights, and while the duties and responsibilities are seldom taken up by individuals in this day and age, they still do exist.
What rights do the members of the "unorganized militia" have. What responsibilities do they have that are defined by law (not the whims of gun owners) and why aren't they meeting them? The militia of 1789 was not optional but mandatory (except for religious reasons for a few) as was training and arms that the member was required to keep. Is this true today?

Originally Posted by 44 AMP
The Second Amendment does not define a well regulated militia
No, but statutes have and the first two in 1792 did and they weren't a mob with guns. Can any reasonable person think the unorganized militia spoken of in the Militia Act of 1903 is the "well-regulated militia" of 1789? If so they are poor students of history and their thoughts are nothing more than nostalgia.

A good analogy to this type of thought would be to call a random group of people who didn't know each other and who lived scattered throughout the community a football team.

A well regulated unorganized militia is a square circle and doesn't exist outside of fantasy.

Here are some unorganized militia that I have posted before:

"God and the Soldier we adore, in time of trouble but not before. When the danger's past and the wrong been righted, God is forgotten and the Soldier slighted."
Anonymous Soldier.

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