April 18, 2013

[quote] a well regulated militia

"I've changed my mind. Any person should be able to purchase any weapon they want. But in accordance with the constitution they should be part of a militia. So if you'd like to purchase an assault rifle please do. Directly after purchase you can hop on a plane and go serve our country on the front lines using whatever weapon you wish. If you think that sounds crazy...how's about reading what the reasoning of our founders was when they drafter the second amendment:

'In the year prior to the drafting of the Second Amendment, in Federalist No. 29 Alexander Hamilton wrote the following about "organizing", "disciplining", "arming", and "training" of the militia as specified in the enumerated powers:
This desirable uniformity can only be accomplished by confiding the regulation of the militia to the direction of the national authority. It is, therefore, with the most evident propriety, that the plan of the convention proposes to empower the Union "to provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by congress.'

No need for a draft. All you basically need is an NRA membership and you're on the front lines right after boot camp."

--Nate Amadon