Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Just because you don't have one

does not make a gun, a penis

At the time it was written: a well regulated militia meant "trained and well equipped people"

"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-188

"The great object is, that every man be armed. [...] Every one who is able may have a gun." Patrick Henry, speech of June 14 1788

Such are a well regulated militia, composed of the freeholders, citizen and husbandman, who take up arms to preserve their property, as individuals, and their rights as freemen. "M.T. Cicero", in a newspaper letter of 1788

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