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Old 04-17-2009, 02:19 PM   #44
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Default Re: PA Gov. Rendell Wants Tough Gun Laws in Response to Cop Killings

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Originally Posted by Vincent View Post
As an originalist you surely realize the intent of that amendment was to balance power. There is no balance in the gubmint having tanks and planes and nukes, and the citizens having sporting equipment.

And the very carefully chosen words forbid congress from abridging that right. It is what it is.

Little known fact. Switzerland remained free while the nazis overran Europe because their citizens are armed. The Swiss pointed out to the german high command that their officer corps would be decimated if they were to invade. To this day you will see the Swiss in public with their military gear.
I think you are confusing infringed with abridged. Anyway, I think the purpose is clear, "a well regulated militia," that says nothing about balance of power to me, but more about the security and defense of a free State, but hey reasonable minds can differ.
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