NRA forever Alert! Alert! Well-regulated militia alert! WELL REGULATED BY WHOM?
Section 8 of Article I of the Constitution lists the powers of Congress; here is the text of Clause 16:.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;-And for those who think the 2nd Amendment was written so people could be armed to fight a tyrannical government, just the opposite is true. Here is the text for Clause 15 of Section 8: .To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, SUPPRESS INSURRECTION and repel Invasions;.(My caps to emphasize that militias exist to fight against those who seek to overthrow the government. Washington called the militias into service during the Whiskey Rebellion.)
April 12, 2017