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· LEGENDARY BULLY!
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I finally talked my Daughter into a REAL subject for a School Report,, The 2nd Amendment!!! I have been after her for the last few years and she decided to go for it. She goes to a Christian School, so it really isn't an issue, I spoke to her teacher last week during a meeting I was having and she said it was fine. With all the forgotten things I learned in school,, finally I can help her with a school project! I'm thrilled. Don't get me wrong,,, she has grown up with firearms around,, she has heard me talk about the 2nd MANY times, and is really excited to shoot guns,,, she started around eight,, but with all the stuff kids are watching and listening to,, all the varied interests she has, I'am ecstatic she is going to explore the subject in depth.

I found this page that is chock full of quotes,,, 14 pages!
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/RKBA/2ndQuotes.html

With all the talk about ammo shortages,,, this will give you some REAL ammo!
 

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The 2nd Amendment is about regulating PEOPLE, not ITEMS. It says a "well regulated militia", no mention of regulating the arms themselves. The big debate is about what constitutes the "militia". My 1973 Websters has 2 definitions...1 A part of the organized armed forces of a country liable to call only in emergencies 2 The whole body of able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service. It would be interesting to see the definition of "militia" from a period (1700's) dictionary. What is probably more important are the supporting papers that were written at the time by the framers of the constitution (the Federalists papers? ). These explained their thoughts and intent. It is also important to remember that the amendments are not absolute. The First Amendment, free speech, does not give you the right to comit slander or liable or go into a movie theatre and shout "fire".
 

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Actually, "well regulated" in the context of the 2nd Amendment means well trained. The Militia was expected to show up, armed and ready to train in order to be an efficient fighting force.

"The quoted passages support the idea that a well-regulated militia was synonymous with one that was thoroughly trained and disciplined, and as a result, well-functioning. That description fits most closely with the "to put in good order" definition supplied by the Random House dictionary. The Oxford dictionary's definition also appears to fit if one considers discipline in a military context to include or imply well-trained."

http://www.guncite.com/gc2ndmea.html

Hence the need for "People" to have the right to bear Arms.
 

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A good source of information for such a project is the U.S. Court of appeals for the Fifth District No 99-10331 decision. Also known as the Emerson case (October 16, 2001). You can find this at:

http://www.ca5.uscourt.gov/opinions/pub/99/99-10331-cr0.htm

The judges traced the history of the right to bear arms all the way back to English common law. I ran copies of the decision, it is 71 pages long but quite good. I hope the email address is still good. Also try to get copies of the May 15, 1939 Miller vs U.S. Supreme court decision.
 

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That email address I gave you in the previous email did not print the way I typed it. It should read after "opinions/" pubs/99/99-10331-cr0.htm.

I tried to send this message a minute ago and it did not send. I don't know why.
 
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