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Posted by: Gee ( si ) on June 08, 1999 at 17:52:07:

In Reply to: Collective. posted by Red Deathy on June 08, 1999 at 17:04:09:

: Indeeed, its exactly what I'm arguing.

it isnt, and you missed two sections (below) which contradict your position and are key to the amednment

The original language of the Second Amendment as proposed by Madison, read: "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; a well armed, and well-regulated militia being the best security to a free country: but no person religiously scrupulous of bearing arms, shall be compelled to render military service in person."

Its also interesting to consider the various articles in the state pre-union; ALABAMA: "That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state." Ala. Const. art. I, S 26. ARIZONA: "The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself or the State shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain, or employ an armed body of men." Ariz. Const. art. 2, S 26. DELAWARE: "A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and State, and for hunting and recreational use." Del. Const. art. I, S 20.

There are others, some are restrictive about concealed weapons, most are excplicit about self defence

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