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PA: Losing freedom
Bruce W. Krafft
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"I am the 'do-gooder' who believes guns should be only in the hands of a 'well regulated militia' as the Second Amendment says instead of just anybody."
"When the right to bear arms starts to interfere with our freedom to walk into any movie theater, gym, store, restaurant, school, hospital, etc. without being shot at and killed, there is a problem." ...
|I do those things regularly and don't get shot.
But thanks for the pointer that "the people" are different from "just anybody." I'll try to bear that in mind.
|This guy needs education. Have to agree with him though.
"The militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves, ... all men capable of bearing arms;..."
— "Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republic", 1788 (either Richard Henry Lee or Melancton Smith).
"Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom? Congress shall have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American ... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the People."
— Tench Coxe, 1788.