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Old January 21, 2013, 12:12 AM   #9
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Don't forget the second part "a well regulated militia". This militia is regulated and defined by the individual states. This is Nation Guard and other state military units. In many ways, your gun rights are tied to the state you live in. Pro-gun states may see the armed citezen as a resource to be called upon if need. Anti-gun states might see them as a threat to be controlled. In any case, the Supreme Court has ruled that an indivavidual has a constitutional right to bear arms; they just haven't said what arms. The last ruling they made only covered pistols for self defence. I wouldn't want to place a bet on what the next ruling might be.
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